Youth in Agriculture Initiative: Growing Kids!

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Youth in Agriculture Initiative: Growing Kids!

Our Advisory Board began this long-term initiative to develop in youth an understanding of how and where food is grown/produced AND to prepare youth to be gardeners and potential future farmers.

“Growing Kids! – a future with local foods” project:

This is our first project under the Youth in Agriculture Initiative. We joined with Dublin Middle School in Pulaski County in a ‘Growing Kids!’ mini-grant from VA Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) and are providing technical assistance. SO Fresh played a key role in the design, writing, and executing of this grant program. Eighth graders in Consumer Sciences will prepare soil, grow and harvest vegetables at school and cook with them. Once complete, a package module will be created for other schools.

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