Heritage Farmstead Mission
To promote healthy eating in our community through demonstration of organic produce production and educational programs.
Thank you to our
2021 Heritage Farmstead Program
Heritage Farmstead Programs
The Growing Healthy program is an on-going collaborative educational project between Racine Unified School District (RUSD), The Eco-Justice Center of Racine, and Hawthorn Hollow, that focuses on advancing nutrition and science education for children. Hawthorn Hollow’s Heritage Farmstead hosts this opportunity for students to come explore gardens, make hands on discoveries about where their food comes from, and learn the importance of making healthy choices. Students are encouraged to harvest and try vegetables grown directly from the garden, instilling a deeper knowledge of where their food is sourced from through experience. These interactive learning activities encourage students to explore the role of food as energy for life, emphasizing core NGSS concepts with memorable hands-on experiences.
The Organic Outreach program employs youth in organic gardening and teaches them about the operations of an organic farm, from seed to harvest to market. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in all of the different roles on an organic farm. These students will also participate in community. Through organic farming, community involvement, and participating in fresh food markets this program seeks to empower youth with knowledge on how to grow their own organic food and how to make a difference in their community by increasing food accessibility.