Sowing Seeds for a Bright Future- Pathways to Success Greenhouse

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth Educator
Funds awarded in 2024: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 02/15/2026
Grant Recipient: Allen County Educational Services Center
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Manager:
Jennifer Cunningham
Allen County Educational Services Center
Project Co-Managers:
Mikki Kennedy
Pathways to Success


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Proposal abstract:

We plan to offer our urban, special needs students the ability to
learn how their food is grown in an ecologically sound greenhouse
where plants that have been grown will then be given to students
and put into our community garden for the families to use as a
fresh food source. The curriculum that is offered will have
general agricultural learning, hands-on learning in the
greenhouse and garden, and also a culinary aspect for the
students to learn how to prepare their produce. 

Project objectives from proposal:

  1. Introduce 60 students to a sustainable greenhouse operation
    with hands-on lab sessions allowing students to learn by doing.
    They will also be watching their seeds turn to produce in our
    community garden. The produce will be offered to families as a
    fresh food source. 
  2. Introduce students to the many career fields and options
    within the agriculture sector by meeting with members of our
    communities and having field trips to larger greenhouses and
    farming operations in the area. 
  3. Start the love of learning agriculture with students as young
    as kindergarten, and keeping it a focus through high
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