WHAT WE DO
Our goal is to effectively address hunger and lack of access to clean water through the use of innovative techniques under various climate conditions. We teach children how to grow, harvest and prepare their own food, even in sub-zero conditions. We have been very successful in growing food in schools and communities in Upstate New York throughout the winter. As we teach children how to grow food on their own and how to collect and filter water, we also inculcate in them an appreciation for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and a deep respect for the environment that so generously provides for them.
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
We have been working with refugee populations, farmers, migrant workers, churches, educators, primary, secondary and college students to promote agricultural, nutrition and STEM education programs in various communities in New York State and we are now expanding our projects to India.
Quench & Nourish is honored to have been funded by notable organizations such as the Whole Kids Foundation, Welch Allyn Foundation, Lowe's, the Cayuga County Health Department, the Marcellus First Presbyterian Church and other generous community members who have made our local projects possible.
News You Can Use
Anna's Up to Something Fishy!
Our high school intern Anna has been busy exploring the really cool possibilities with aquaponics. Read more from Anna.
Eden's Juicing Project
Our high school intern Eden directed a session with Parkview's K-1 students on juicing with a combination of fruits and vegetables. Eden's session was munchkin-approved and deliciously received!
What Grows Above & Below
Quench & Nourish CEO, Rachna, spent a morning with the students at Parkview Junior Academy exploring a variety of interesting vegetables. The students learned about vegetables that grow above the ground like peas, and vegetables that grow beneath, like carrots. The students enjoyed peeling artichoke, tasting bok choy and feeling the texture of acorn squash. They unanimously decided to grow bok choy in their high tunnels this spring.
Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Project
Three years in and our Whole Kids Foundation project is still going strong. A new class of Parkview elementary students is growing, harvesting and preparing their own kale and spinach. Read more...