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Learning to Plant Seeds
Learning to Plant Seeds
During our summer programs, we use a series of workshops to introduce youth participants and their youth leaders to the principles of sustainable agriculture and the food system. Here is the eight-part series that we have developed through the years.

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop 1: Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (click here for PDF)
Introduction to sustainable agriculture principles and how they are used on the farm

Workshop 2: Soil Sleuths (click here for PDF)
Introduction to soil function, components, and its impact on sustainable farming

Workshop 3: Compost Happens (click here for PDF)
Compost 101: the importance, and how to create it

Workshop 4: Wayward Weeds (this curriculum is itself wayward, i.e. missing)
Introduction to weeds and weed management

Workshop 5: Insects-ploration (click here for PDF)
Introduction to insects and their role in agriculture

Workshop 6: Trace The French Fry (click here for PDF)
Discussion of two types of food systems: global/industrial and local/sustainable

Workshops 7-8: Food Systems Debate (click here for PDF)
Debate and discussion of the merits of different types of food systems

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