Presentation on theme: "Lesson 2: How Does Your Garden Grow? The Future of Farming."— Presentation transcript:
Lesson 2: How Does Your Garden Grow? The Future of Farming
Current Trend in Farming Simple Farming – School gardens Steps for planting a garden
Use of Produce – School Gardens Taught in Science Classes School Meals Youth-led Farmers Markets Produce home to families Senior exchange Cooking classes
Community Support - School Gardens Support from the community is critical. Denver Urban Gardens can help with planting. Teachers and staff are involved. Residents and families help support it.
Community Gardens Piece of land owned and shared by the community Plant fruits, vegetables and flowers Urban, suburban or rural Individual or community-owned plots CSAs are becoming popular
Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) A way for consumers to buy direct from a farmer. – Farmer offers a number of shares to the public. – Consumers purchase shares in exchange for receiving produce.
Urban Farms Found in Cities Similar to a CSA, but also may have animals (e.g. chicken coop) May have fruit orchards May have a stand for selling foods from the farm
How many of you have visited a farmers market? What did you find there?
Farmers Markets Colorado and in the U.S. Outdoor market where farmers can sell their stuff Mostly local foods Farmers will have a booth or table May sell other products May have food trucks Sampling is encouraged!
Truck Farm Urban way to farm when you dont have land. Mini-Farm Seeds planted in pick-up truck. http://truck-farm.com
Student Projects Project 1: Deconstruct my snack – Teacher will distribute worksheets – Students will complete the pre- write question Project 2: Journaling – Complete journaling for week 2 – Turn in notebook