We’re teaming up with two great organizations in June to bring community members together around food, drinks, and shopping for a cause. Hope to see you at these events!
Make your grocery list, and come shop at Lucky’s Market on Tuesday, June 6. A portion of that day’s sales will go directly to The Agrarian Adventure’s efforts to expand After School Food & Garden Club to more schools in the fall. Be on the lookout for TAA volunteers throughout the store that day. We’ll be the ones in our famous green TAA shirts. Stop and say hello!
On Sunday, June 25, Cultivate Coffee and Tap House is hosting an evening of live music, games in the garden, and a charity beer on tap (proceeds go to TAA). Bring the whole family for a fun summer evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!
Thank you to both organizations for hosting us and lifting up farm to school work in our community!
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
We always need help with tasks around the garden, classroom and office. If you have some time to spend connecting students with healthy food, fill out this form today!
Join us for our second annual harvest brunch fundraiser!
Back by popular demand is chef Chris Chiapelli, who will be using ingredients from some of our favorite farmers and food producers in the area.
Purchase tickets in advance by clicking the “Donate” button below. The suggested donation is $15 per person. Tickets will also be sold at the door via cash or PayPal.
If you would like to get involved, please spread the word on Facebook or sign up to volunteer the the weekend of the event.
See you November 20!
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:
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.
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.
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!