Manos, Tierra, y Alimento (Hands, Soil, and Food)

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth Educator
Funds awarded in 2014: $2,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2015
Region: North Central
State: Illinois
Project Manager:
Leah Lawson
Angelic Organics Learning Center


  • Vegetables: beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), leeks, onions, parsnips, peas (culinary), peppers, radishes (culinary), tomatoes, turnips, brussel sprouts
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, goats, swine


  • Animal Production: free-range, grazing - rotational
  • Crop Production: organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: youth education
  • Farm Business Management: agritourism
  • Production Systems: organic agriculture
  • Soil Management: composting, organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: ethnic differences/cultural and demographic change, local and regional food systems, partnerships, public participation, community services

    Proposal abstract:

    “Manos, Tierra, y Alimento” (Hands, Soil, and Food) will teach Latino youth in Beloit about
    sustainable agriculture through family workshops on a holistic working organic farm. During the
    2014 year, Angelic Organics Learning Center (AOLC) will partner with San Jose Parish to host a
    series of 5 day-long programs for families (75 youth and 25 adults) in order to expose youth and their parents to sustainable agriculture practices and careers in the upper Midwest.

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