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The Healthy Youth Program partnered with Corvallis High School (CHS) to develop the Spartan Garden, which serves as a place-based outdoor learning resource for the school. In the Spartan Garden, students of all ability levels learn where their food comes from and the value of eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Spartan Garden produce is used for healthy snacks during lunch and break, in the school cafeteria, and is given to any students helping to maintain the garden. Our Chefs in the Garden summer day camps and Fresh Grown Cooking for Families programs help keep the Spartan Garden vibrant during the summer, and any excess produce is donated to area food banks.
The Spartan Urban Farm Fellowship is an after school program at the Spartan Garden for CHS students interested in a deeper exploration of growing food and understanding the connection between a healthy environment and a healthy lifestyle. Visit the sections below to learn more about the Spartan Garden!