Delta Garden Study Curriculum to be Available October 15!
On October 15, 2014, the full Delta Garden Study (DGS) curriculum will be posted on this website. This includes 50 lessons aligned with the Arkansas Department of Education science, math and literacy frameworks for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades (but can be adapted for use with other grades as well). We will also post the DGS Recipe Book, DGS Garden Guide, and DGS Student Workbooks. We are currently working on re-aligning all materials to the Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards, but since this will take some time, we would like to make the existing materials available for educators to use in the interim. There is no cost to access the materials – we just ask that you register as a “guest” when you access them, and please complete a survey after use. The purpose of the survey is to obtain feedback from YOU, the teachers and educators, to help us to make the revised curriculum as relevant to your needs as possible. Thank you! The DGS Study Team
School Garden Award Program Seeking Grant Applications
Since 2010, the COPRP has funded 10 school gardens around the state. With funding from a variety of external sources, the COPRP will release an annual request for applications (RFA) for new school garden awards and supplemental awards for existing school gardens funded originally through the COPRP. This year the School Garden Award Program is sponsored through partnership funding from Bank of America and The Charles Preston Winters Foundation. Supplemental School Garden Awards will range from $500-$2000 each to schools that have previously receiving funding from COPRP. New School Garden Awards will be made in the amount of $7,000 each to schools that do not currently have an existing fruit and vegetable garden, but wish to build one. For more information on the program and the application process, click here.
3 AR Schools Receive Awards from Delta Garden Study
Three Arkansas schools have been selected to receive $7,000 awards from the Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) Delta Garden Study to support vegetable gardens and garden-based education programming. Click here to read the entire article posted on the KARK 4 news website.
Arkansas Grow Healthy Newsletter
Click Here to view the most recent edition of the Arkansas Grow Healthy Newsletter.
Delta Garden Study Featured on Today's THV
In recognition of Childhood Obesity Prevention Month, Today's THV featured a story on the Delta Garden Study. To see the news segment and read the article "Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute grants gardens to schools in effort to fight childhood obesity; teach valuable lessons, " Click Here.
Arkansas GardenCorps Positions Available
Are you interested in gardening, garden-based education, healthy food, and public service? Arkansas GardenCorps, a new AmeriCorps program of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute Childhood Obesity Prevention Program, strives to promote the use of school and community gardens to increase environmental awareness and sustainable agriculture practices in Arkansas communities. Click Here to learn more.
ACHRI Launches Childhood Obesity Prevention Research Program
On April 11, the Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute hosted an open house to officially launch the Childhood Obesity Prevention Research Program. Click Here to learn more about the event.
COPRP Featured in ACHRI Annual Report
The Childhood Obesity Prevention Research Program is featured in ACHRI's 2011 Annual Report. Click Here to view the report.