November 6, 2012 - Election Day (No School)

November 22nd and 23rd - Thanksgiving Break (No School)

December 10th - 14th - Student Showcases at School Sites

December 24th - January 1st - Winter Break


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Programming


Since 1978, the EarthFriends Program has educated New York City students about how food is produced, transported, processed, packaged and marketed. EarthFriends includes hands-on experiences with gardening, cooking plant-based meals, composting, and analyzing our food system. Developed by the Program in Nutrition Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, the EarthFriends program partnered with the Harlem Ivy Project for the first time in the 2010/2011 school year with customized curriculums designed for students in grades K-5.

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In addition to the hands-on science and nutrition education EarthFriends gives K-5 students in the Harlem Ivy program the opportunity to come to TC once a week. These regular visits paired with active use of space at Teachers College give students a sense of place at the University, they begin to think of it as a safe and comfortable place they are a part of now and can aspire to being a student at later. The program culminates with a showcase of student work; families are invited to come to the room during the students' final session to enjoy a three course meal prepared and explained from farm to table by Harlem Ivy students.

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For more information about the EarthFriends Program and other initiatives of the Program in Nutrition Education at Teachers College, Columbia University please see their website:

A video of EarthFriends Fall 2012

EF 2012 FALL

A video of EarthFriends 'Making Pizza'


A video of EarthFriends 'Eat Mostly Plant'