FarmEd is a two-year, place-based education project with multiple components: the development of a school and community farming guide or “toolkit”, virtual training sessions, farm pilot projects at rural schools in Alberta, and a final impact evaluation.
The target audience for this initiative are students in grades seven to twelve, as well as teachers and surrounding community members in rural . The outcomes for this project include enhancing teacher’s and student’s understanding of agricultural practices, improving food security levels in rural communities through capacity building and food availability approaches, and increasing public trust in Alberta agriculture through both experiential learning and partnership building with local farmers and food producers.
If you would like more information about the FarmEd Project, please contact Conner Platten (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our pilot school application is now closed. Please note that those who registered will be contacted shortly.
To view the full FarmEd information presentation, click HERE!