Abbot Elementary and Norman E. Day Elementary Schools

At A Glance


Westford, Massachusetts

Primary Issue Area:

  • Food
  • Environmental Health

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Our Purpose

We represent two public upper elementary schools.  Our purpose for this grant request is to sustain learning gardens that we have been using contiuously since 2016 to integrate curriculum in a wide variety of disciplines, nutrition, environmentalism and community engagement.  The garden lessons bring academic principles and concepts to life, providing real-life applicability that engages even hard-to-reach students.  100% of our student body participates in planting, nurturing, harvesting, and delivering food to the cafeteria, where it is incorporated into our food service program.