Junior Harvesters’ Program (JHP)

P.R.I.Z.E. Greenhouse is proud to present our Junior Harvesters’ Program (JHP) to Sunshine Acres! Like all programs here, we strive to reach our children on multiple levels and are growing much more than fruits and vegetables. Here, we’re growing a childs’ math, science, language arts, and social studies skills while promoting responsibility and healthful eating.

How do we do this? With aeroponic gardening in our Tower Garden! This gardening system grows plants in an air/mist environment rather than soil, making it the perfect, year-round S.T.E.M project! This earth-friendly approach to gardening uses much less water and space than soil gardens and the kids absolutely LOVE it!

Our hours are flexible during the school year to accommodate extra-curricular activities while our summer program is longer allowing more time to seed, grow, and learn!

If children grow fruits and vegetables, they’re more likely to eat fruits and vegetables. Even children who usually shy away from healthful foods become more likely to eat fresh produce after becoming involved in gardening. We get to see their smiling faces and they get to eat healthy food! It’s a win-win!

If you are interested in helping our JHP grow feel free to contact our Front Desk. There are also volunteer opportunities available on our P.R.I.Z.E. Grow Team!!

Grow Team

What if I’m a dirt farmer?

Don’t fret. The gardening aspect is relatively similar only we use a different growing medium and we’re producing out of food grade PVC. Less bugs and we can grow three times faster than conventional farming.

I don’t have a green thumb

No worries. Thanks to this sophisticated technology all you need is a willingness to learn and the ‘green’ will come. Our helpful and friendly staff is here to share the love of tower farming!

Will I see the children?

Absolutely. Our Junior Harvesters’ Program (JHP) has flexible hours for our kiddos so there’s a high probability that you will see them during the school year or in our summer work program.

What if I have limited mobility and still want to help?

No problem. There’s a place for everyone here. There is plenty to do and a job for you!

What are the requirements?

As with all volunteer positions at SACH, a Level 1 Fingerprint clearance card is a must. We ask for flexibility and patience as we are ever-evolving and we adjust to conditions as they arise. A heart of a teacher and the love of our mission is all you need to join our Volunteer ‘Grow Team’! Ask the front office for more details.

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