It may be below freezing outside, but inside our gardens are still growing! So far the Westbrook Elementary School 4th grade classrooms have had two separate tasting and learning sessions, the first with arugula and the second with basil. According to one of the 4th grade teachers, all of the children enjoyed the basil and said they would try it again! Aside from just tasting the plants the students also engaged in a 25 minute lesson on taste with a food fact worksheet.
The program is supported by funding from Atlantic Health System as part of the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network.
About the Grantee
We are a small local health department located in one of the largest (in land size) municipalities in New Jersey, the rural Northern Passaic County town of West Milford. Environmental health is a high priority for West Milford residents as the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act charges West Milford residents with protecting the water that supplies much of Northern NJ.