Food Rocket utilizes children’s natural curiosity about food as a vehicle to enhance their health, build community and strengthen their relationship to the local food system through hands-on cooking and growing experiences. The program is focused on youth ages 5-12 and includes hands-on cooking and gardening using an organic, youth-driven curriculum. Currently, we facilitate a cooking and gardening club at Cordley Elementary School and a cooking club at New York Elementary. We will continue piloting cooking and gardening experiences at other Lawrence schools in the coming year. 

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Check out our co-created, youth-driven curriculum from our initial launch in 2015: Food Rocket 2015