|2015 Student Teacher|
During the summer, York County Extension works directly with a summer school program in the community garden the 4-H program started right in the middle of the city. The students, who are in elementary and middle school, come to the garden once a week to plant a variety of fruits and vegetables. They go through the entire process from planting to being able to take the product home to share with their families. Jasmine said "this project is a fantastic learning environment for students in the environment who would otherwise not have any opportunity to learn these skills!"
The future plans for the program are going to help the community become even more connected to agriculture! The next step is to build a classroom with no walls right next to the garden. "This way students can come straight to the garden and receive both instruction and hands on experience in one location!" Another goal of the Urban Agriculture Education Program is to get connected with the local downtown market where students can sell the produce and use the money to help other areas of the garden. Jasmine said "This will be just another area where the students can learn! Financial management is another skill that is so beneficial to their future."
|Jasmine working with some youth during 2014 4-H camp!|
2015 Student Teacher