Drew Farm and Detroit School Garden Collaborative
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Recruiting Organization: Drew Farm (DPSCD)
We are looking for volunteers to help with various tasks at Drew Farm, and to assist in installing school gardens at different schools in the district. Below is some more information about our program!
DETROIT SCHOOL GARDEN COLLABORATIVE
The Detroit School Garden Collaborative is a farm-to-school initiative operated by the Detroit Public Schools Community District's Office of School Nutrition.
Eighty-two DPSCD schools are currently participating in this innovative program, with plans for all DPSCD schools to receive a garden. Each site features six raised garden beds, built by exceptional DPSCD carpentry students at Drew Transition Center. Fruit, vegetables, and edible flowers are grown in the six provided raised beds for use in classroom taste testings and activities or for school salad bars. A partnership with Keep Growing Detroit, provides all school gardens with ample seeds and transplants in spring, summer, and fall which ensures that the gardens are always producing.
Drew Farm is a two-acre farm at Drew Transition Center, a DPSCD school serving exceptional 18-26 year olds with cognitive and physical impairments. The farm consists of six unheated greenhouses ranging from 3,000 to 4320 square feet as well as one acre and a half acres of field production space. On average, 20,000 pounds of fresh, organically produced food are grown for the school lunch program. The crop plan is aligned to district menus and salad bars to optimize usage. Drew is the center-piece of the school garden program and was designed as a replicable model to increase in house food production district-wide. Drew Farm also hosts field trips and community events for students and DPSCD families to learn about local agriculture, healthy eating, and sustainability.
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Fee Amount: None
This opportunity is recurring
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