The Agrarian Adventure helps integrate experiential agricultural lessons into the curriculum by working with interested Ann Arbor teachers to design specific lessons or units of study that utilize school gardens and kitchens to enhance core learning objectives. These efforts are especially woven into our work with the school garden and greenhouse at Tappan Middle School, where the garden serves as an experiential classroom.
School garden and food lessons can be mapped to current education goals for students K-8. Lessons aligned with the state standards and the local curriculum have been successfully taught in Ann Arbor schools in all of the learning disciplines including Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math, and electives such Foreign Language, Physical Education, Health, and Music.
We also work with schools to sponsor seasonal, school-wide educational events, such as Earth Day seed planting and occasional school garden harvest dinners.