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 grade 3-8 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, 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. “
We’re very proud of our student’s commitment to the community and honored to be working with Hattie’s Food Hub to bring fresh local food to Akron.