The Moss Haven Farm provides unique, hands-in-the-dirt learning opportunities for students at Moss Haven Elementary. Seeds were sown on a simple grassy patch in March 2012 that has now grown to 23 raised beds, a farm field and a chicken coop. Moss Haven Farm has been recognized as an American Heart Association Teaching Garden and has been awarded United Way’s Healthy Zone School. Moss Haven Farm provides environmental awareness, nutritional and agricultural education in an outdoor learning environment that also encourages students' skills in math, science and reading to grow. Teachers and volunteers are committed to the unique educational environment for students to experience the wonder of the entire good-growth process from seed and soil to the students' tables at home. Moss Haven Farm is located at 9202 Moss Farm Lane in Dallas at Richardson ISD's Moss Haven Elementary.
Our program promotes social responsibility by giving half of our produce to a local food bank. Moss Haven Farm teaches collaboration, the importance of organics, life cycles, successes and how to handle failure. We have transformed our school into an active learning community that focuses on improving the health of our children. We hope to make even bigger strides as we continue to partner with the American Heart Association, USDA, The Cooper Clinic, Fuel Up To Play 60, United Way Dallas and YOU. We need support to sustain our farm program and welcome contributions through Crowdrise. For more information, please visit www.MossHavenFarm.org, or join the conversation on Facebook at Moss Haven Farm or on Twitter @MHE_Farm.