Farm to School
Farm to School 2020
NEW VIDEO! Bowling with Apples (8/5/2020)
More fun with the Farm to School kids! Here is a short clip of them bowling with apples!
NEW VIDEO! 8/4/2020*
First day of Farm to Table 2020!
Shanti Community Farms partnered with Akron Public Schools to provide a Farm-to-School summer camp for (40) kids ages 6 – 13. This summer camp features gardening, nature games, crafts, a farmers market, math tutoring, and reading tutoring. Farm-to-School is held at two locations Jennings Community Learning Center and the adjacent Shanti Community Garden. The Early Learning program at North High (nursery school) also partnered with Farm-to-School to raise chickens in their classroom (for the eventual livestock addition of our program). The 40 pre-schoolers and 10 high school teachers aides loved caring for the chicklets even when it came time to clean the cage! We look forward to more successful camps in summer 2020, and beyond!
Check back with us soon to see how you can sign your child up to be a part of this year’s program!
We also spend a little time keeping our students up on their school ‘smarts’ by integrating summer classroom work– primarily in math, reading and writing–into our daily routines. Credentialed tutors work with the students to get a jump on their studies when returning to school in the Fall.
Farm to School 2019
*Due to new Covid-19 guidelines some parts of our camp including participant numbers are subject to change! Please be patient with us as these changes are challengeing for all of us.