gainesville's educational urban farm:
empowering people to eat,
prepare & enjoy tasty food.
It typically takes 8-15 exposures for kids to accept a new food, which adds up fast! This much wasted food can be costly for families, so many kids don't get enough exposure to veggies to develop a taste for them.
On the farm, we give kids chances to try new veggies over and over again, increasing their willingness to try new veggies.
Meals cooked at home have larger servings of fruits and veggies than meals eaten out — even cooking at home as little as twice a week will improve diet quality.
Through our education programming, we share simple delicious ways to eat and enjoy veggies at home.
Kids who have gardening experience eat more veggies and have a better understanding of nutrition than kids without gardening experience.
Gardening is a sustainable way for bold eaters and their families to get more plants into their diet.
We offer classes and support to make
growing food at home, school, or in a
community garden accessible and successful.
Our farm is on site at Curia On The Drag cafe and restaurant. Look for the painted school bus in the restaurant courtyard — our farm beds are located over the fence just south of the bus.