Greener Partners’ FARM EXPLORER™ is a living, hands-on mobile farm that lets youth and families dig-in and connect with food from seed to plate. A 24-foot custom-built trailer, FARM EXPLORER™ is equipped with garden beds and a mobile kitchen. The FARM EXPLORER ™ program addresses the increasing disconnection between people and the source of their food. With high-calorie, processed foods so prevalent and familiarity with fresh, seasonal eating so low, rates of obesity have skyrocketed. Low-income populations are at particularly high risk for food-related diseases, due to the lack of access to healthy foods. These challenges have inspired a national movement to encourage healthier eating through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables.
FARM EXPLORER ™ inspires people to eat more fresh food and provides tools for healthier eating. FARM EXPLORER™ is based on supporting research that curriculum combining gardening and nutrition improves student attitudes towards and preferences for fruits and vegetables. Research also shows that eating fruits and vegetables is associated with a lifelong healthy weight. From schoolyards to senior centers, our FARM EXPLORER ™ travels directly to communities, bringing fun, hands-on curriculum about gardening and ecology, seasonal eating, and how to prepare simple, healthy recipes.
Follow the Farm Explorer™:
- March 26th: Stetsor Elementary for Phildabundance's afterschool food pickup 3:30-5:00pm
- March 29th: Smith Playhouse for the Smith Play-A-Palooza 12:00pm-4:00pm
- April 2nd & 8th: Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church for an afterschool tutoring program 6:00-8:00pm
- Villanova Earth Day: April 22nd 11am-2pm
- April 5th from 10am-1pm at JLP's Apple a Day Health Fair at Lankenau Hospital
- Saturday, April 12th: Opening of Watermelon Magic at the Franklin Institute
- Monday, April 28th: Eastwick Library
Saturday, May 3rd: Science Carnival on the ParkwayYou've never experienced an outdoor carnival like this one! Our carnival features more than 150 exhibitors offering non-stop, family-friendly experiments, interactive activities, games, and a packed line-up of live entertainment. Enjoy liquid nitrogen ice cream, make gak, meet live zoo animals, check out the inner-workings of robots, take a tour of a helicopter, extract DNA from a strawberry, test a “crime scene” for forensic evidence, and so much more!
Thank you to our Partners:
For scheduling information, please contact: Meg MacCurtin, Director of Education, Greener Partners, 610-584-6580, firstname.lastname@example.org
For press inquiries, please contact: Laura Vernola, Communications Director, Greener Partners, 267-254-6119, email@example.com
For sponsorship inquiries, please contact: Joanne McGeoch, Development Director, Greener Partners, 610-584-6580, firstname.lastname@example.org