The youth program at Crops is growing and becoming a big component of the organization's focus. In 2015, we are working with youth at Mickle, Prescott, Everett, Dawes and Elliott schools, Cedars Home for Children and other area youth groups. In 2014, our youth program organized 50 events which reached more than 1500 Lincoln youth.https://vimeo.com/139397590
Locally, Lincoln Public Schools nutrition services department has been working hard to increase the amount of locally produced food in the cafeteria and to educate students about the importance of eating more fresh produce. Here's more info about their efforts: http://www.lps.org/post/detail.cfm?id=8217
Youth participants spend time in the garden growing and eating food while learning science, math and art. By participating in growing their own food, these kids become better eaters, more aware of their own health and more connected to nature and the environment. The Young Urban Farmers Club also provides kids with engaging, unstructured activity in the outdoors.http://nereform.org/ Community Learning Center to bring youth programming to Dawes Middle School. We are providing students with lessons on gardening, nutrition, cooking and art four days a week. These programs bring opportunities for much needed physical activity and lessons on nutrition, healthy eating, cooking and basic organic gardening practices. We look forward to a new youth garden at Dawes. The garden will be an integral part of the outdoor classroom the school is building.
For more information on the Crops Youth Program or to set up a session with students, contact Ben at (402) 474-9802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.