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Summary of the Farm In The City project for Summer 2008

Summary of the Farm In The City project for Summer 2008

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    • Farm in the City 7 continents, 7 weeks
    • Project Mission
      • To create a healthier community and a greener environment through urban gardening and environmental education.
    • Goals
      • Increase students’ agricultural and environmental awareness on a local and global scale.
      • Create an engaged learning community in an academically stimulating experiential learning environment.
      • Increase opportunities for economically and academically disadvantaged youth.
      • Offer continuing education opportunities for adult learners in the Mankato/North Mankato area.
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    • Faculty/community members involved
      • Raj- sociology/humanities instructor
      • Diann Marten- chemistry instructor
      • Lee Sutton- COMET/METNET regional scheduler/ ag advisor
      • Peter Johnson- computer careers instructor
      • Brad Schloesser- Agribusiness instructor
      • Jim Hanson- Culinary Arts instructor
      • Judy Genereux- Community member, SCC student
      • Dave and Carrie Rice- community members, New Country School, LeSeuer
      • Monde Schwartz- community member
      • Bonnie Stanton- MnVAC
      • We welcome new members and ideas!
    • Target groups
      • Students ages 7 – 15 in region 9 and Faribault.
      • Community members with a need for or interest in a community garden
    • Program: Summer Experiential Learning
      • 7 weeks with weekly cultural and geographic themes integrated into an academic and experiential curriculum. June 15 – July 31.
      • 5 teachers, 3 college student mentors
      • Pre- and after- creative care
      • Total 60 students per week
      • in 3 age ranges.
    • Areas of Study: Summer Program
      • Environmental Science
      • Environmental Art/ Writing
      • Culinary Arts
      • Computers
      • Horticulture
    • Program: Community Garden
      • To be established on SCC campus. Available to families in the area.
    • Project Greenhouse
      • A greenhouse on campus will:
        • provide opportunities for adult continuing education
        • be used by ecology, biology, and agriculture classes
        • provide a place for school age children in an after school program.
    • From Newsweek, Sept. 15, 2008:
      • Students exposed to a nature-based curriculum score higher than students taught out of a textbook.