Building a strong local food system of eaters and growers through education
We offer in-person training, workshops and classes for:
year-round food education
for students from preschool through high school through our Island Grown Schools farm to school program
Pregnant mothers and families
with very young children with our partners from the Martha's Vineyard Community Services Family Center.
for backyard growers and farmers on everything from mushroom cultivation to fruit tree pruning at the Farm Hub
Technical assistance for farmers
with visiting agricultural experts and Island Grown staff
Our Community Food Education programs help islanders of all ages learn more about how to make healthy food choices, why our food choices matter, where and how to access healthy food, and how to grow food anywhere, from back porches to school gardens to farms.
We also work to educate our community on healthy food access opportunities and to expand these resources on the island, including the Healthy Incentives Program through SNAP, the WIC and Elder Farmer’s Market Nutrition Incentive Program, and the Summer Food Service Program.