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Growing Plants and Farmers: Fair Farms Education Partner Seeking Program Coordinator
August 17, 2018
The relationship we have with food, and how it is produced, is just as important as the food itself. Understanding where our food comes is an essential part in becoming an informed player in our food system. That apple juice comes from apples, and not a box, may not be a novel idea for you, but lack of understanding is so prevalent among children in our country.
It is these very disconnects that are so important to challenge. In order to compete with the oh-so appealing sugary cereal ads, and shiny packaging of processed food, we need to make healthy food ever more exciting, and what better way than to show children that a tiny, tiny seed can grow into a delicious carrot, or tomato.
This is where our education partners like OUR Schools come in. OUR Schools was founded in 2012 and has since provided hands-on environmental STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education to over 35,000 students in Maryland. This year over 3,000 students will each be growing their own hydroponic microgreens as they learn the importance of sustainable food production and consumption.
If you are interested in getting involved with the important work of OUR Schools, they are hiring a program coordinator to further develop and implement this program. You can find more information about that position here.