The mission of America’s Grow-a-Row is supported by our educational programs on and off the farm.
On the Farm Education
Volunteers of all ages learn about food insecurity and the mission of AGAR. They also learn the basics of agriculture at plantings and harvests while they work to provide farm fresh produce for those in need. School groups to the farm may stay for an additional workshop about nutrition or hunger to help the students understand the impact of their day on the farm.
Grow-a-Row Kids Farm Days
At our Grow-a-Row Kids Farm Days children from summer camp programs in low income communities enjoy a day on the farm packed with harvesting and healthy eating. They enjoy the a day outside in the sunshine (or rain), play games, and taste the food they have picked. Best of all, they bring home a bag of produce for their families and harvest for others in need. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program is currently suspended.
Grow-a-Row Kids Classroom Education
When the growing season ends the classroom education begins, both virtually and in-person. We offer workshops and assemblies in schools to teach about AGAR, food insecurity, healthy eating, and agriculture. If you are interested in having AGAR at your school, contact Carla Villatoro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We visit schools to teach children and youth about food insecurity and offer them opportunities to help.
Healthy Eating Lessons
Children love to eat what they make! Through hands on food preparation and games children learn to enjoy eating fresh produce.