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Programming Initiatives - Reed's Organic Farm

Programming Initiatives

Here at Reed's we believe in enhancing the physical and mental wellbeing of our community through connection with nature.  We partner with local schools and organizations to provide agricultural education and vocational opportunities that are inclusive of people with developmental disabilities.  Through our programs, we work with our participants to practice skills that are transferable in the workplace and in their social lives.

We understand that when we uplift our peers who may be overlooked, society as a whole is improved.  We demonstrate this conviction through the following practices:


-Garden-based learning programs for youth organizations and schools

-Farm-to-table vocational intensives for youth organizations

-Vocational education and life skills for young adults with developmental disabilities 

-Career exploration in the agricultural and culinary and customer service fields

-Environmental engagement through botanical arts and mindfulness activities

-Urban gardening and nutritional education initiatives in Atlantic City


We aim to uplift our participants while instructing them in how to steward the Earth and celebrate its offerings.  We use our platform to engage our community and celebrate its differences.  Like nature, we thrive in diversity.   


In 2022, we worked with 11 partners to serve 135 participants through 1,917 hours of individual instruction.


Our current partnerships include:

  • Atlantic County Institute of Technology

  • Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City

  • Cape May County Special Services

  • Eagle Academy

  • Egg Harbor Township High School

  • Jefferson University

  • JEVS Human Services

  • Kingsway Learning Center

  • Mainland Regional High School

  • Northfield Community School

  • Ocean City High School

  • Y.A.L.E. School

If you are interested in supporting programming through volunteering, donating, or forming a partnership please contact:

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