“Food literacy education is as important as reading and math.
This project brings critical food education into school day
academic curriculum, a big broccoli step towards improving the
health of our kids!”
-Amber Stott, Founding Executive Director, Food Literacy Center
Our new center is coming this fall! Floyd Farms at Leataata
Floyd Elementary will be home to a city-run community garden,
Food Literacy Center’s cooking school and headquarters, and
student gardens managed by our program staff.
Our organization is ready to grow and increase programs for the
kids we serve. The cooking school is being built and paid for by
the Sacramento City Unified School District, so every new dollar
raised goes towards programs for our kids and community.
This ambitious and first-of-its-kind project is in partnership
with the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), the
City of Sacramento, HMC Architects, and The Mill at Broadway,
which neighbors the school campus. We are excited that it is
finally coming to life!
Six years ago, we signed up to lead a project that will transform
a vacant lot near public housing and one of the elementary
schools we serve. The vision: improve the health of children by
transforming the school district to prioritize food literacy
education in our children’s school day alongside math and
reading. Years of collaboration between Food Literacy Center,
SCUSD, and the City of Sacramento has resulted in construction of a 4,500 sq ft cooking school
and student gardens that bring this vision to
Watch our founder, and the visionary behind this concept, Amber
Stott, as she shares a
quick update on the construction progress at Leataata Floyd
Elementary School. We are on track to open this fall. The
classroom will host 30-40 students for hands-on cooking classes.
The commercial kitchen will support prep for afterschool programs
at other Title 1 schools. Our team offices, also on site, will
provide training space and a recipe test kitchen. In addition,
we’ll have a 1-acre healing garden and student farm to provide a
safe nature space for our students.
We broke ground on this one-of-a-kind project in September 2019.
Construction is moving fast on the building. After the building
is complete solar panels will be installed followed by
We are excited for the future Floyd Farm’s cooking school, which
will also serve as Food Literacy Center’s headquarters. We look
forward to providing meaningful programs that invite the Leataata
Floyd community to share this resource. If you have any questions
about the project or Food Literacy Center, please reach out to