Kismet’s Chef Crystal Maderia has been working with the Initiative to develop a high
school farm to school curriculum which has become the cornerstone of the health and nutrition curriculum, despite serious funding obstacles (the program depends 100% on donations of equipment, labor, and ingredients). We believe that this pilot program empowers students to nourish themselves and their communities through real-life, hands-on experiences.
Last year, students at the Initiative broke ground ontheir very first school vegetable garden, and we are already harvesting and eating greens from the greenhouse! Chef Crystal meets with the students weekly to prepare meals completely from scratch using whole foods ingredients, to eat together with guests from the community. The students are energetic and inspired and have lots of ideas of how the “Community Lunch” program can grow. The Initiative has plans to purchase a licensed food trailer which will serve as the school kitchen classroom, as well as a vehicle for future student projects centered around food, including community service, job readiness, and fundraising for our non-profit school.
Learn about the Initiative, or make a tax deductible donation to support Commmunity Lunch & our other programs today at InitiativeWaldorf.org/giving!