The Agrarian Adventure is currently seeking a coordinator for the Food & Garden Club! This position is a great opportunity for someone with a strong interest in agriculture and fostering youth understandings of where their food comes from, and the connections this has with their communities, their environment, and their personal health.
Thanks to Lucky’s Ann Arbor and supporters of The Agrarian Adventure like you, we were able to get enough Facebook votes to benefit from funds raised through bag donations at Lucky’s this quarter! It was an honor to be considered along with Recycle Ann Arbor, SOS Community Services and the Washtenaw Area Council for Children. Shop now through January and donate your bag credit to benefit The Agrarian Adventure in January 2016!
It’s time for board nominations! Do you want to contribute to The Agrarian Adventure’s work to grow student centered farm-to-school education? Board members serve two-year terms and meet monthly to make decisions about programming, fundraising and partnerships.
Applications are available online through The Agrarian Adventure Board Nomination link until November 30th. We encourage people to fill out the form for themselves, but people may also nominate friends or colleagues that might be a good fit.
We are specifically looking for representation from:
-K-12 teachers and administrators
-Parents of K-12 students
-Farmers and food stewards (food stewards are people who have knowledge about and passion for food production and environmental stewardship – master gardeners, beekeepers, etc.)
-Chartwells or AAPS employees involved with food service
-Members of partner organizations such as the Ann Arbor Farm to School Collaborative, The Ecology Center, the Center for Regional Food Systems, Project Healthy Schools or other related organizations.
The Agrarian Adventure board currently includes:
-Lise Anderson (term ends December 2015)
-Masa Nohara (term ends December 2015)
-Kayla Powers (term ends December 2015)
-Neha Shah (2013-2015 board member, current advisor to the board)
Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The time has come again to place requests for free seedlings, grown together by students and the Agrarian Adventure with support from the Tappan Joint Garden Committee and PTSO and Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.
Complete this survey to make a seedling request for your school garden, and spread the word to folks involved with local school gardens so that they can learn about this opportunity!
Seedling pickups will be arranged at Matthaei Botanical Gardens or the hoophouse at Tappan Middle School, and are tentatively scheduled for early May. Look for further details in April!
What did The Agrarian Adventure accomplish in 2014?
- The Farmer in the Classroom program visited 5 schools and over a dozen classrooms
- Distributed 500+ seedlings to seven participating school gardens with the help of Tappan students
- Worked alongside students at Tappan Middle School to grow approximately 200 pounds of produce at its hoophouse garden site for club activities, student families, volunteers, food pantries and fundraising activities
- Donated over 100 pounds of produce to the Backdoor Food Pantry and Food Gatherers from it’s Tappan hoophouse garden site
- Hosted a seed bomb making activity at youth tent at the 2014 Homegrown Festival
- Celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a special Pencils and Parsnips event in partnership with Tantre Farm at Zingerman’s Delicatessen
To find out more, view The Agrarian Adventure’s full 2014 annual report here.
Thank you to everyone who joined in celebrating ten years of Agrarian Adventure programming in Ann Arbor Public Schools! Ten years!
On November 5th, volunteers, farmers, teachers, parents, and students shared inspiring stories about farm to school education, and everyone enjoyed the beautiful meal created by the chefs at Zingerman’s Delicatessen. This year proceeds from the annual event called the Taste of Tantre, that highlights the bounty of Tantre Farm with seasonal eats and treats, benefited farm-to-school education in Ann Arbor!