Garden Education

We provide nature-based education programs for people of all ages. We teach St Sabina Academy students, Pre-K through 8th grade. The topics covered include but are not limited to the following: seed germination, parts and functions of the seed, seed distributions, edible seeds, parts and functions of the plant, aquaponics, hydroponics, agronomy, water cycle, nutrition, digestion, photosynthesis, sanitation, food preservation, food systems, diet related illnesses, food borne illnesses, community health, and culinary. Aside from in school programming we have led afterschool programming and summer camps for The ARk of St. Sabina, which services Chicago youth ages 5 - 15 with programming. In addition to our ongoing youth employment opportunities, university interns, and community workshops. In the fall of 2022 we have partnered with 2 CPS schools to provide educational programming. We also serve on the Business Advisory Board of Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, where we collaborate with their students and provide supervised agricultural experiences at our urban farm. Education and utilization are our main tools to combat ignorance and inequality in the local food system.

For adults, we facilitate and sometimes host learning engagements to help people who are just starting to or would like to begin to garden. We also offer different health and wellness workshops throughout the year.

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