Mark your calendars! Our third annual Harvest Brunch is just around the corner on November 19th from 10am-1pm. Check out the tantalizing menu:
Tantre Farm Heirloom Veggie Hash with or without eggs
Roasted Pumpkin and Squash Pancakes with maple syrup or whipped cream & smoked brown sugar
Mighty Good Coffee Waffles with Tahitian vanilla bean infused syrup and mindo chocolate sauce
Slow Farms Roasted Acorn Squash Bowl with vanilla yogurt, granola and fall fruits
Special diet? We will make every effort to meet vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free requests. Meals can be cooked with oil, butter, or bacon fat, depending on dietary needs.
Tickets are available at the door or in advance (see below).
This year The Agrarian Adventure worked with over twenty schools and impacted more than 1,000 students! Read more in the FY2017 Annual Report.
Please join us for organic and locally-sourced Italian cuisine and drinks this Thursday evening at Silvio’s on North University Ave. Let the waitstaff know that you’re there with us, and they’ll donate to Agrarian Adventure’s programs. Thanks for all your support!
Thank you Bill’s Beer Garden for partnering on a social fundraiser this upcoming Thursday (May 25th, 2017). Ask for an Agrarian Adventure ticket when you walk in, then give them to the bartender, and they’ll donate a portion of drink proceeds to our work.
Link to the facebook event.
Our Farmraiser fundraiser selling Nature & Nurture seeds goes live on Sunday, March 19th and runs through April 10th!
Buy Nature & Nurture seeds through our Farmraiser campaign and support educational programs that connect kids with where their food comes from.
Help spread the word (especially once it starts on 3/19)!
The Agrarian Adventure team
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.
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.
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.
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!