Spring Garden Waldorf School and Hattie’s Food Hub announce a new collaboration, as SGWS students are growing and harvesting food from the school garden for Hattie’s Food Hub.
The Hub is an innovative Hattie Larlham farm-to-table work training program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, which also serves a need in the Akron community for access to fresh, local food through its fresh market.
As a part of their weekly curriculum, students in 3rd through 8th grade plant, grow, and harvest produce for Hattie’s Food Hub. The students in the upper grades will also attend field trips at Hattie Larlham to observe and participate in the work being done by this charity in the greater community.
When asked about the partnership, Zac Rheinberger, Hattie Larlham’s food operations director, said: “We at Hattie’s Food Hub are proud to partner with Spring Garden Waldorf School. Our Missions share the common goal of meeting the educational needs of our students in a developmentally appropriate way while at the same time positively impacting our communities in the process. “
Spring Garden Waldorf School is the only fully accredited Waldorf School in NE Ohio. Located on a rural campus in Copley, SGWS serves children from nursery school through 8th Grade. Spring Garden Waldorf School is a nonprofit, non-discriminatory educational organization, welcoming children from preschool through grade eight of all races, religions and national origins. To learn more, contact Amy Hecky, director of Admissions at (330) 666-0574; [email protected] or learn more online at www.sgws.org.