Progress report for YENC22-179
This project educates youth on the 3 pillars of sustainable agriculture practices and careers by: 1) teaching environmental stewardship through creating a garden bed and using a curriculum, provided by the MSU 4-H program for Junior Master Gardners, 2) teaching profit over the long term by creating a "farm market" to sell the vegetables the students grew in the garden for the community, and 3) developing an understanding of the quality of life for farmers we will have a farmer present to the students, and the students will have direct experience working in agriculture by working in the garden.
- To learn where their food comes,
- To connect with the land,
- To learn the larger cycle of the food system from farm to table to table to compost to garden,
- To understand the relationship between food, cost, and the larger society,
- To learn how to share resources of food with others,
- To learn sustainability as the garden will be there every year, and the soil, and plants will grow and we will harvest every year and share with the community,
- To learn the connection between soil, water, environmental conditions,
- To learn career pathways through direct experience, and develop passion
Educational & Outreach Activities
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the project will have a delayed start and will begin in Spring 2023.