Chipping Hill Micro Farms is a not-for-profit corporation for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes with the mission of teaching children in distressed, high risk neighborhoods to grow vegetables. With this skill, the hope is that children will take an interest in the food they eat, learning to recognize that fresh foods are delicious and obtainable. They will learn to cultivate a garden at an early age, as well as skills of responsibility, understand the importance of what goes into their body, and acclimate their palate to enjoy fresh vegetables. Our goal is that the lessons learned through Chilling Hill Micro Farm will lead to less ingestion of processed foods which has been linked to obesity. Children will be able to grow vegetables in fall, winter, and spring by using heated boxes, termed "Micro Farms."
The founders of CHMF, Howard and D-J Brosius, have an interest in instilling healthy eating habits in the children. Their belief is that by providing youth with a sense of responsibility through growing their vegetables, youth will then take ownership of their products, eat sensibly and avoid obesity.
CHMF is currently seeking support from individuals and foundations as well as from the USDA, Penn State Extension Service, State, City and various city agencies such as the Philadelphia Department of Health and Human Services.
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