Growing the Next Generation of Food Entrepreneurs
The Catskill Edible Garden Project (CEGP) works with area schools to build vegetable gardens, integrate garden based education programs into school curriculums and offer summer employment to high school students. It gives students and their community the opportunity to grow and eat healthy local food and learn about the importance of agriculture to the vibrancy of the communities in our region.
The goals of the program are to:
- Raise awareness of the components of a strong local food system
- Identify the connection between food, nutrition, health and environmental issues
- Offer an agricultural career path to students
The Catskill Edible Garden Project is a collaboration between Catskill Mountainkeeper, Center for Workforce Development, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Green Village Initiative and Sullivan Renaissance.
The following farms are assisting the CEGP in fulfilling its mission. For more information on them, please click on the links below.
- Berry Brook Farm
- Bethel Creamery
- Root ‘N Roost Farm
- Silver Heights Nursery
- Willow Wisp Farm
- Channery Hill
- Beaverkill Trout Hatchery
To find out how to get involved and learn more about what’s next for our project, please read on or contact us!