Farms are for Everyone - Farm Camp

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth Educator
Funds awarded in 2012: $1,980.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2012
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Manager:


  • Agronomic: general grain crops
  • Fruits: berries (other), grapes
  • Vegetables: tomatoes


  • Crop Production: food product quality/safety
  • Education and Training: youth education
  • Farm Business Management: marketing management, value added
  • Production Systems: holistic management, organic agriculture
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: leadership development

    Proposal abstract:

    The 2012 Farm Camp project will bring 15 urban African-American youth to spend 1-1/2 days (one night) at Terra Bella Farm, once in June, once in July, and once in August. The youth will work in an organic garden in June, work in it in July, and harvest in August. They will tour the farm, a farmer’s market, and neighboring sustainable farms to observe and learn about sustainable agriculture. They will also observe and learn about industrial farms. They will help clean wheat as part of the milling process, mill it and make pancakes and learn to prepare and share several local-foods meals with Margot McMillen, owner of Terra Bella, and her neighbors. We will use the Our Daily Bread and other learning tools. Visual and word artists will work with the youth to prepare presentations that will be presented back home in their communities.

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