Food Forests for Schools

Awards and Articles


2009 Sapphire Honoree Profile - The Education Fund (video)

The Education Fund Sapphire Award 2009 Press Release

Health Foundation of South Florida Press Release 2015

Health Foundation of South Florida Press Release 2016


News Articles

Culinary students from 25 high schools across Miami-Dade County prepared dishes for a table of judges and a few hundred guests to raise money and awareness for their schools’ culinary programs at The Education Fund’s A Taste of Education event.

The Education Fund edible garden program seeks to get kids, teachers and cafeteria staff excited about growing their own food. The all-inclusive initiative takes it a step further by sending a team leader to work with teachers and kids throughout the year.

Corporate philanthropy has played a critical role in growing our edible garden initiative. Citibank US paved the way for the creation of food forests and so much more.

School lunch is about more than eating healthy in Miami-Dade; it’s about developing healthy habits that last a lifetime. That’s the message district officials want to send to students and parents in the country’s fourth-largest school district, which serves nearly 200,000 lunches a day.