Food Forests for Schools

Awards and Articles


2018 Johnson & Wales University Zest Award- Community Leader

2009 Sapphire Honoree Profile - The Education Fund (video)

The Education Fund Sapphire Award 2009 Press Release

Health Foundation of South Florida Press Release 2015

Health Foundation of South Florida Press Release 2016


News Articles

The TD Ready Challenge awarded $1 million grant to The Education Fund, a non-profit in Miami Lakes which supports public school teachers and students in Miami-Dade County.

TD today announced that six U.S. organizations will be awarded grants through the 2021 TD Ready Challenge totaling $3,025,000 USD. The recipients are developing innovative, scalable solutions to assist disproportionately impacted students in grades K-12 across the Bank's Maine-to-Florida footprint who are experiencing pandemic-related learning loss in math and reading.

Nature can often be the best teacher. That's the premise of The Education Fund Inc.'s Edible Outdoor Eco-Labs to Accelerate Learning program. The Education Fund serves more than 350,000 students and families and 20,000 educators throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida, which is the fourth largest school district in the United States. About 75% of the student served are considered impoverished based on their qualifying for federal, aid programs during the COVID pandemic, according to Linda Lecht, President of The Education Fund.