As we gear up for another year of Farmer in the Classroom, we love to look back at the previous school years to see just how far our programs have come. We’ll let the infographic do the talking:
Can you believe summer is almost over? Neither can we. If you need a break from back-to-school preparation, come to Chipotle on Washtenaw Ave. on August 29, and help The Agrarian Adventure get ready for another great year of farm-to-school programming. Spread the word, and bring a friend! We need your support!
Are you a farmer or food steward who wants to share your knowledge of and passion for food systems with K-5 students?
What is a food steward?
A food steward is someone who is interested in or knowledgeable about food systems, but is not necessarily a farmer.
What can I teach?
Lessons everything from “parts of the plant” to permaculture. You can use one of our lessons, or you can work with our Farmer in the Classroom team to design your own lesson based on your interests.
What is the time commitment?
All farmers and food stewards are required to attend an orientation session which covers the basics of our program, and classroom management techniques. After orientation, our coordinator will be happy to work one-on-one with you (if necessary) to ensure you are prepared.
After the orientation process, the level of involvement is really up to you. You can teach one hour-long lesson per school year, or you could teach an hour-long lesson each week (we’ve never had anyone teach that much, but hey, we can dream)!
Will I be compensated?
Farmers and food stewards are given a stipend for each classroom lesson.
Ann Arbor Public School garden leaders:
It’s that time of year again to let The Agrarian Adventure know what kind of transplants would find happy homes in your school garden! These seedlings are provided free of charge, and will be available for pick up at Matthaei Botanical Gardens in May.
These seedlings are grown by volunteers working with The Agrarian Adventure with the support of Matthaei Botanical Gardens. We are eager to involve students with this process as much as possible!
We will do our best to meet your requests, but producing perfect seedlings is not our highest goal: rather, we focus on growing and planting in ways that offer as many learning opportunities for students as possible!
To let us know what seedlings you’d like, please fill our our School Garden Seedling Survey.