Sacred Beginnings

In partnership with Kawerak, Inc., the Sacred Beginnings: Strong Bodies, Strong Minds Project improves Head Start families’ access to healthy foods and active lifestyles by installing hydroponic gardens and implementing supplemental physical activity based curriculums. Hydroponic gardens have been installed in Savoonga, Gambell, St. Michael, and Stebbins Head Start centers, as well as the Anchorage Child Development Center.

Children are involved in every aspect of gardening, from laying soil to enjoying their produce at lunch and snack time. We incorporate physical fitness and gardening into our classroom and take-home activities to increase access, awareness, education, and appreciation of edible plants among children and their families.

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