Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum 

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

Workshop 5: Trace The French Fry (click here for PDF)
Discussion of two types of food systems: global/industrial and local/sustainable

Workshops 6-7: Food Systems Debate (click here for PDF)
Debate and discussion of the merits of different types of food systems