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Student Farmers is actively looking to recruit a student ambassador in Colorado, as well as farm mentors in Colorado that can help guide students. Overall, student farming is a great way to reduce the distance from farm to table and increase health for students as well as their parents.
Here is an overview on Student Farmers
Student Farmers is a growing group of students who are committed to in-home and in-school sustainable farming as a means to promote physical fitness and environmental stewardship.
Our Mission: To improve health and nutrition education, combat the challenges of climate change, and support each other in generating some revenue to help pay for college.
Our Vision: To increase knowledge about the advantages of eating more heathy and locally grown vegetables across the range of high school and college age students. We also hope that many of the parents of the students will learn from their children’s engagement in our organization and adopt a diet with less processed foods to reduce the growing cost of healthcare.
Here is an example of an agriculture education program in Colorado:
The Colorado College Student Farm is a space for learning and engagement around sustainable agriculture, food security, personal nutrition, and permaculture practice in the Pikes Peak Region. The Farm has been a space where students have cultivated sustainably grown foods, and also created opportunities for engagement around issues of food production and sustainability on the Colorado College Campus. CC Student Farm Interns have served as leaders in cultivating a culture of engagement around issues related to permaculture and sustainable food production in the Pikes Peak Region, and our students maintain active partnerships with community organizations including the Colorado Springs Food Rescue.
At this time the Office of Sustainability oversees the CC Farm. Our office took over responsibilities at the start of the academic year (2019-20) from the CCE. If you are interested in getting involved, please read the FAQ prior to reaching out to our office. The FAQ covers the current state of the farm, the plans for the 2020 growing season, and next steps. If you have additional questions not covered in the FAQ, please contact the Sustainability Director, Ian Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org