• Farm to School

    Bringing the Farm INTO the School

    allows immediate access to the most nutrient dense organic foods while educating the students in schools.

    The Farm-to-School movement is trying to improve access to local foods & education practices in schools while boosting the local economy. EvanLEE Organics Super Grow Rack has a solution to bringing the gardening back into the schools by empowering the children’s futures by helping them make informed food choices. Teaching children how to garden and grow their own food with their own two hands is sustainable! Gardening is no longer seasonal, our Super Grow Unit produces predictable harvests all year long. A school garden project can teach the art of growing with students being able to see and taste the fruits of their labor.

    Four Things the Students Learn

    1

    Science of the Soil

    Students learn how soils work to give our plants their nutritional values. Students learn what we must do to preserve our future. They learn the history of agriculture and changes due to pesticides, climate change, and what we must do to adapt.

    2

    Self-sufficiency

    Students learn how to garden and grow their own food. They can take this knowledge and put it use for the rest of their lives.

    3

    Culinary Sciences

    Students learn how to harvest the produce and process it for consumption.

    4

    Health Benefits

    Students learn how consuming fresh nutrient-dense foods changes the bacteria in the stomach to affect physical and mental health.

    Students at Dracut Public School learning about the grow rack.

    Students from Dracut Public School planting a new grow rack.

    UTILIZING EvanLEE Organics’

    patented technology in your school system

    If you purchase a super grow unit for your school we deliver and set up the units. We like to have the students and staff assist us with the first planting. We teach the students and staff exactly how to plant and we follow our step by step instructional manual at the same time.
    We explain in detail what and why we are doing what we do! By the time we leave the students, the super grow unit is all planted and watered. Again instructions are left with detailed steps to follow. The Super Grow Systems come complete with enough soil for the second planting along with a compost bin for the students to “recycle” the soil after the final harvest!
    Our units come with everything you need to begin growing delicious nutritious produce the day the system is delivered. We are always available to answer any questions via email, text or face time!

    Uses For Your SuperGrow Rack System

    Menu Produce

    Serve fresh, organic produce on your school menu daily.

    Classroom Engagement

    Bringing agriculture and gardening based curriculum into the school in a variety of ways.

    Fundraising Opportunities

    Plant sales are a great way to use school grown produce to raise money.

    What comes with a Super Grow Rack System?

    The Super Grow Rack System comes with everything you need to plant the day it's delivered, right down to the power strip!

    Your new 3-tier Organic Super Grow System comes with everything you need to plant the day it's delivered, right down to the power strip!
    • 5 - 20 Quart 24:45 Organic Primitive Soil and an additional 5 bags for replanting
    • 12 Planting Trays measuring 10" x 20"
    • Lights and Bulbs
    • Light Adjustments
    • Compost Bins
    • Timer and Power Strip
    • 15lbs Worm Power Granules
    • Small Variety of Seeds
    • 1 Bag of Soil Amendments
    • Step by Step Manual

    Where Should the SuperGrow Rack System be Set Up?

    Any space inside will work. Even a closet!

    SuperGrow Rack System Dimensions: 4' wide x 2' deep x 6' tall

    A dark room with HVAC is best, but any room inside will work. The SuperGrow indoor growing system does not require outside light. The system is self-sustainable through timed lightbulbs that only require a regular outlet. The rack is on wheels for easier mobility.

    Is the Super Grow Rack System easy to assemble?

    Yes! EvanLEE Organics will set up the units and walk the students and staff through the first planting.

    Yes! EvanLEE Organics will set up the units when we deliver them. We like to have the students and staff assist us with the first planting as we follow the step by step instruction manual. We explain in detail what and why we are doing what we do! By the time we leave the students, the super grow unit is all planted and watered and the students and staff have the knowledge and instructions to confidently complete the second planting when the time comes.

    Is the Super Grow Rack System difficult to maintain?

    No! The same principles apply to indoor soil growing as outdoor.

    While hydroponics requires more technical knowledge and training, terraponics applies the same principles of gardening outdoors. Hydroponics can be very expensive to setup and must be maintained. Terraponics requires very little, if any, daily maintenance. After the initial planing it's simply a matter of watering when necessary. After harvesting the produce, the soil can be composted and reused.

    Read what schools are saying about the Super Grow Rack System

    "The kids are really drawn into it. Even shy kids get involved."

    "Darius White, School Chef at the Akwesasne Mohawk School in Cornwall, Ontario, is enthusiastic about his school’s 2445 Organics grow racks. He said with just eight trays in production, he is able to provide a week’s worth of greens for 360 students. “The flavor is amazing,” he said, and the health benefits of the raw, nutrient-rich ingredients are important for students and the greater community. He sees this kind of gardening as a powerful tool to engage kids in producing, preparing and consuming fresh vegetables while simultaneously addressing health-related issues like poor nutrition, depression and even alcoholism. “The kids are really drawn into it,” he said. “Even shy kids let their guard down and get involved."
    - Adirondack North Country Association

    I am looking forward to the day where all of our schools have the opportunity to bring EvanLEE Organics to the classroom.

    "The hands on experience that we have had with the entire EvanLEE Organics team has been amazing. Their dedication and pride in what they do is obvious at every step. Bringing students into the planning stages of their very own classroom garden is a memory that will last them forever. Observing EvanLEE Organics employees work side by side and step by step encouraging students to get their hands dirty is a teachers' dream come true. During visits to schools over the past several weeks students eagerly update me on their garden status bringing such joy to all of us. I am looking forward to the day where all of our schools have the opportunity to bring EvanLEE Organics to the classroom."
    - April M. Laskey, SNS
    Director of School Nutrition, Billerica Public Schools

    April M. Laskey, SNS
    Director of School Nutrition, Billerica Public Schools

    April Liles, RD, SNS,
    Food Service Director, Waltham Public Schools

    All I can say is..."WOW!"

    "All I can say is..."WOW!" Waltham Public Schools is so excited to be working with EvanLEE Organics.We are now proud owners of these unbelievable grow racks that have been easy to care for and produced remarkable amounts of produce for our school district. It’s not often that the students, faculty and administration can all come together and be involved with a project like this. From the planning and planting to the harvesting and distribution. It’s been incredible to watch the teamwork and dedication of our schools and the team at EvanLEE We structured our programming in Waltham to focus on three major priorities to include: fresh produce for our school meal program, classroom learning and fundraising opportunities. This has been a successful model for us thus far. Each day we continue to develop our process and growing system plan of action. I see our districts utilizing many more racks in the near future. We love our Grow Racks!"
    -April Liles, RD, SNS
    Food Service Director, Waltham Public Schools

    The Grow Unit was a great addition to our school.

    "The Grow Unit was a great addition to our school. It was discussed at our Faculty Meetings, featured during one of our Parent Advisory Council evenings, and utilized by several of our health and science classes. However, it had the strongest impact in an area we did not initially anticipate. A small group of special education students, with social-emotional disabilities, managed the Grow Unit with a few staff. It was an incredible sense of pride for them that went well beyond the classroom walls. Besides managing the general up keep (planting, watering, harvesting, etc), these awesome students provided tours, taught other students about the Grow Unit, and even made salad for staff after one of the harvests. One student even started a garden with his father at home based on what he learned in school. Most importantly, it gave these students self-confidence, gratification, and joy in learning"
    -Principal William Hahn
    Eleanor N Johnson Middle School

    GET A FREE QUOTE NOW

    Tell us about your project and what your goals are. We will give you a quote for the best solution for your individual needs.

    ADDRESS

    P.O. Box 548
    1325 Springfield Street, Suite 15
    Feeding Hills, MA 01030

    EMAIL

    Kelly Passerini
    Business Development Director

    KPasserini@EvanLEEorganics.com

    TELEPHONE

    413-301-6877

    844-741-3341 (toll-free)