We are thrilled to announce that we’re turning classroom visits digital! Typically in the winter when we can’t be on the farm as much, SIC staff heads into classrooms to teach lessons about where our food comes from, the journeys that it takes to get to us, and the people involved along the way. This year, we’ve turned our classroom visit curriculum into a 5 week My Food Comes From a Farm virtual series.
For the first time ever, we’re partnering with a Portland State University Winter Capstone course to help us deliver our virtual My Food Comes From a Farm curriculum. Students enrolled in PSU’s Farm Education for Youth: Growing Stories are using images, illustrations, videos and the written word to the tell stories of some of our favorite foods.
SIC staff and PSU Capstones have developed the entire curriculum. Some lessons feature 100% original SIC staff content. Others will occasionally draw from reliable outside sources when we feel like they can do a superior job than we can at covering certain content areas. We are so excited to share this fun and educational package with you and your students.
Our My Food Comes From a Farm virtual series consists of 5 weeks of content. Each week we will share lessons, recipes, farm-updates and multimedia stories. Farm updates will cover progress we’re making on our Grow Lunch Garden at Topaz Farm. Each week will consist of 10-20 minutes of curriculum; the idea is to provide a fun, educational peek into different aspects of the food we eat and where it comes from.
If this sounds intriguing to you and you’re interested in learning more, check out our My Food Comes From a Farm Series Introduction video on Youtube.
If you are interested in receiving our My Food Comes From a Farm virtual series, the cost is $200 per class. If your entire school would like access to our digital field trip curriculum, the cost is $500.
SIC’s My Food Comes From a Farm virtual series is available to any teachers and schools that are interested, even if you have never been on an SIC field trip before!
If you have questions about the programming side of the My Food Comes From a Farm virtual series, please reach out to our Program Director Aliesje King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about subscribing to the My Food Comes From a Farm virtual series, please reach out to our Resource Director Joanne Lazo at email@example.com.
As always, our number one goal is to provide the students we serve with safe, equitable, educational, and fun learning opportunities. We hope and believe that our My Food Comes From a Farm series will accomplish this. We are so excited to begin this new journey with our community, and can’t wait till we all connect in nature once again.