Farm to Table Trolley Tour

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The Agrarian Adventure invites you to a trolley tour of three local farms! Each stop will feature a different chef and a different farm and include a short tour. Specialty cocktails will be available with our guest bartender Jude Walser from the Alley Bar. Chefs include Chris Chiapelli (Ross School of Business, Black Pearl), Chris Huey (Mediterrano) and Chef James Raynak (Robin Hills Farm).

This special trolley tour will pick up at 4pm (and drop off at 9pm) at the last stop of the third annual Ann Arbor Farm to School Collaborative Garden Tour at Pittsfield Elementary School. Be sure to check out information about this great, free school garden tour taking place before the trolley trip!

 

Itinerary

Appetizers at Fluffy Bottom Farms with Chef Chris Huey

Entree & Salad at Tantre Farm with Chef Chris Chiapelli

Dessert at Alber Orchard and Cider Mill with Chef James Raynak

 

 

Tickets for the general public are priced at $150.

Sustaining members of The Agrarian Adventure are eligible to purchase tickets for reduced prices of $75 or $100. Become a sustaining member by signing up to donate a monthly amount to The Agrarian Adventure for a year! Links for ticketing and sustaining membership are available below (be sure to complete both the ticket purchase and the monthly donation if you decide to become a sustaining member). Please send any questions to bmcqueer@gmail.com.

Registration closed.

Agrarian Adventure is Hiring!

Food and Garden ClubThe 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.

To learn more, read the position description here! We’d like to encourage U-M student applicants with work-study awards to apply through the Student Employment Office website.

TAA selected to participate in Lucky’s “Bags for Change” program!

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!

Luckys Bag Credit Fundraiser

Join the Agrarian Adventure Board

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
-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:
-Deb Lentz
-Emily Canosa
-Lindsay Way
-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 info@agrarianadventure.org with any questions.

School Garden Seedlings Available

seedlings3The 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!

 

 

Local Food Victory

Lise Anderson, board member, accepts a Local Food Victory award on behalf of The Agrarian Adventure at the 7th annual HomeGrown Local Food Summit!

Thanks to this community for 10 years of Agrarian Adventures with Ann Arbor Public Schools. Those are not halos on our heads!

Local Food Victory

The 2014 Annual Report is Here!

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.




Celebrating 10 years of inspiring Agrarian Adventures!

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!Parsnips and Pencils Taste of Tantre Fundraiser Poster