(72) This Farm Does Farming, Education, CSA’s and Sends Healthy Foods To Local Cafeterias!

Our friend Penelope from California told us about Full Circle Farm near Sunnyvale, California:

“Full Circle Farm is an 11-acre sustainable, educational farm that puts fresh food in Santa Clara Unified School District cafeterias (where 45% qualify for free or reduced school lunch) while helping local youth experience success and develop job and life skills through growing, harvesting and marketing fruit & vegetable crops.

Programs being developed include a science and nutrition elective for 6-8th graders, a farm-based apprenticeship program for teenagers, a mentoring program where at-risk teens lead elementary youth in garden and nutrition workshops, and a variety of school field trip programs.

As a team, young people grow their own food, and develop critical life skills of communication, teamwork, leadership, decision-making, and problem-solving through practical, hands-on agricultural and entrepreneurial experiences.”

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