About Us

Cheri Charles

Founder and Director

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Cheri is the founder and director of Sprouts Gardening and Nutrition Early Learning Program. Her motivation stems from the belief that if given to opportunity to eat healthy and be intimately connected to our food, we may grow into individuals who can be stewards of our Earth and guardians of our food.

Cheri teaches the exploration of growing, cooking, and becoming familiar with food through weekly gardening, cooking classes, art, and play. She emphasizes local foods and growing local through our weekly menu and gardens. She believes wholeheartedly that a healthy start can lead to a lifetime of health and connection to  our food and earth.

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Rachel Tuck

Co-Teacher and Co-Developer

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Sprouts Gardening and Nutrition Early Learning Program_photo

Rachel assists in all functions of Sprouts Early Learning Program. She teaches a weekly Environmental Lesson and yoga class. Her inspiration comes from a deep connection with Nature. She strives to offer the children enough experiential education to have their own Ah Ha! moments! She believes deeply that developing a reverence and familiarity with nature offers children opportunities to experience the natural world that they can take with them throughout their life.

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