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People are talking about EcoSpaces; here is a taste of what they're saying.

 

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits the EcoSpaces Education Model School, Philip’s Academy

First Lady Michelle Obama finds a worm while talking with students about composting during their garden demonstrations at Philip's Academy Charter School in Newark, N.J.

First Lady Michelle Obama finds a worm while talking with students about composting during their garden demonstrations at Philip’s Academy Charter School in Newark, N.J.

 

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/04/07/michelle-obama-newark-garden/

 

The teaching kitchen provides a hands-on, unique opportunity for students and families to learn about nutrition with a hands-on approach.

 

“The students are fully integrating education with food in a constantly evolving atmosphere. They are learning about sustainability, health, and wellness – and most importantly are combining these concepts with behaviors that transcend school and enter their homes.”

— Kendall Kish, From Marcus Samuelsson’s blog

 

“Nothing goes to waste through composting, even using used rinds to dye yarn. Philip’s Academy is a shining example for the other schools in the state.”

— Douglas H. Fisher, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture

 

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Each student who eats in the dining room has a responsibility to the table or family of fellow students: teaching etiquette, special skills, cooperation, manners, communication, and discipline just to name a few.

 

 

 

 

“EcoSpaces is a program we are always excited to talk about when sharing info about farm to school. The program’s curriculum impacts every student’s perception of healthy food, where it comes from and what tastes great, even if it is green!”

— Beth Feehan, Farm to School Program Coordinator, NJ Dept. of Ag