- Education and Training: mentoring, networking, youth education
- Production Systems: organic agriculture
- Sustainable Communities: local and regional food systems, partnerships, quality of life, sustainability measures, urban agriculture
‘Lessons To Go’ will bring sustainable ag education and food sovereignty practices to local youth aged 4-18 years-old to supplement their on-farm hands-on experiences at summer Farm Camp and year-round Farm Club; and provide additional information for teachers to engage students when they are unable to visit the farm. The farm as the center of its community is the perfect place for intergenerational, collaborative, and participatory food projects, so that bringing youth on-farm, hands-on and sending 'Lessons To Go' with them, they will engage and embrace sustainable ag, local food, and consider agriculture as a career.
Project objectives from proposal:
- Develop opportunities aligned with state education standards for urban youth through on-farm, hands-on experiences and supplemental ‘Lessons To Go’ modified for age/ability from the “Sustainable Agriculture Resources and Programs for K-12 Youth” Resources.
- Highlight BIPOC farmer experts in no-till, hydroponics, fruit production, vegetables native to the tropics, and livestock, to increase awareness of sustainable ag career opportunities.
- Give hands-on farmers market experience.
- Increase food sovereignty in Wyandotte County through 60 home gardens resulting from Farm Camp and Farm Club.
- Share ‘Lessons To Go’ through our YouTube channel and website, on farm visits, at conferences, and social media.