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Old 09-24-2009, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum from the Food Project

Near Boston is a farm called the Food Project that uses volunteer labor to raise organic crops and to teach the children of the city about sustainable agriculture. They now offer their sustainable agriculture curriculum for free online:

Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum | The Food Project

During our summer programs, we use a series of workshops to introduce youth participants and their youth leaders to the principles of sustainable agriculture and the food system. Here is the eight-part series that we have developed through the years.

Workshop 1: Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (click here for PDF)
Introduction to sustainable agriculture principles and how they are used on the farm.

Workshop 2: Soil Sleuths (click here for PDF)
Participants gain an understanding of soil function, components, and its impact on sustainable farming

Workshop 3: Compost Happens (click here for PDF)
Compost 101: the importance, and how to create it

Workshop 4: Wayward Weeds (this curriculum is itself wayward, i.e. missing)
Introduction to weeds and weed management.

Workshop 5: Insects-ploration (click here for PDF)
Teaches about insects and their role in agriculture.

Workshop 6: Trace The French Fry (click here for PDF)
Learn about two types of food systems: global/industrial and local/sustainable.

Workshops 7-8: Food Systems Debate (click here for PDF)
Two-part series where participants prepare for, and then debate, the merits of different types of food systems.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:40 AM   #2
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Trace the French Fry is good... real good. The Soil Sleuths is another good one. Nice find.
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:47 AM   #3
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:11 PM   #4
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Very good find Stoloniferous.
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