Enfield Recognized on National Rural Health DayBig shout out to Enfield Elementary School, which was recognized by the Tompkins County Health Planning Council for the "wonderful, impactful and important work" it does for its community on National Rural Health Day!
From the Rural Health Community Partners website:
Enfield Elementary: An Edible and Equitable Farm School is a community school for approximately 180 PreK-5th graders. With a focus on learning through connection to the land, the food that it produces, and the community that is created through cooking and eating together.
Enfield Elementary’s Welcome Center grocery opened in Spring 2022. A large part of their Edible and Equitable mission is to teach students about all aspects of food security: from planting and growing to cooking and eating. Within this goal is creating a judgment-free space where families in Enfield can access food and community.
Enfield Elementary’s Welcome Center, in conjunction with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, stocks food items for anyone to take and enjoy. During the school day, students and staff will be able to choose foods to take home. They hope that by providing food free of charge for everyone that they will contribute to a more just and equitable food system.
In conjunction with The Learning Farm, Enfield’s dedicated teacher teams create case studies and projects that lead students to learn new skills and discover knowledge about the world around them. Visitors often remark on Enfield’s welcoming community and strong supportive feel of the learning environment. Enfield’s teachers and collaborators help to keep this special school thriving.