Branch Out: Youth Educational Outreach

Branch Out is a year-round educational outreach program which serves youth, ages 5-21, at the places where they learn, live, work, and find support.  Over the last few years we have partnered with many community organizations such as Boys & Girls Club, Thompson School District, Reflections for Youth, SummitStone, the HOPE program, and more to promote health […]

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Green Adventures

Educational Experiences to Grow a Healthy Body and World! We have both 1-day and 1-week camps! Green Adventures is an educational experience for young people, ages 5-12. Students learn about nurturing the environment, their community and their bodies in a fun, hands-on setting.  Green Adventures is taught by BFK teacher and past recipient of “Teacher […]

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Leaf Out Program

Our Leaf Out program is a “next step” program for students, ages 13-21, who have been through our  Youth Gardening Program.  Students can be involved and continue to develop their skills all year long. Leaf Out has two major components: Year-Round Leaf Out Program which includes cooking classes, art projects, and community service. Leaf Out Gardening Program […]

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Loveland Plant A Row For The Hungry

In 1995, the Garden Writers Association began Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR), a national program where community members grow extra vegetables in their gardens to help feed the hungry in their area. Loveland Youth Gardeners initiated Loveland PAR in 2005. To date, the large community network that makes up Loveland PAR has contributed […]

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Social Enterprise Program

Thanks to a “seed” grant from the Delta Foundation, our newest program, the Social Enterprise Program, launched in 2017. This program was created as a “final step” in our educational programs. Participants must have completed both the Youth Gardening and Leaf Out Programs to qualify for the Social Enterprise Program. Also, thanks to the generosity […]

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Youth Gardening Program

The Youth Gardening Program serves teens (13-18) facing barriers to success in their lives (special needs, at-risk for not graduating, behavioral/emotional challenges, living in poverty or single parent homes, and much more) in a supportive and nurturing environment.  Our curriculum focuses on cultivating job & life skills, environmental stewardship and service by developing healthy relationships with […]

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