The Farm at SOU, Environmental Education Graduate Program, and Rogue Valley Farm to School students have created online learning opportunities that satisfy the social distancing rules which have been put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We will be offering a series of videos both for adults and students. We are thrilled at the blooming interest in home gardening and wish to be of service during this difficult time to help empower folks to grow their own food at home. In addition to skills-based content focused on growing food we also wish to support students, teachers, and parents who are adapting to homeschooling with engaging lessons.
With these goals in mind, we will be creating a series How-To videos on topics such as site selection for your home garden, what to grow when in the Rogue Valley, how to start composting, building soil, etc.
For students, we will be offering a range of standards-based material on topics like the life cycle of plants, nature journaling activities, how to contribute to citizen science observations, etc.
In addition, we will be gathering existing resources to share.
Please follow and share our YouTube channel (coming soon) and get in touch with us about what is useful to you, along with any questions or comments you have!
~Farm Education Team
Two Environmental Science and Policy majors, Clare and Fletcher, took on their capstone class this year and partnered up to create an engaging project for the community.
Clare grew up in a small town in Oregon where her passion for sustainability was planted. Her exposure to such environmentally friendly practices, when she was younger, has had long-lasting benefits as she steps foot into her life after college.
Fletcher is native to the state of Alaska where he used composting in his own family garden. He says composting was used as an “important tool” in his family’s garden during the Alaskan summers, “…as long as you keep the bears away.” There is more to composting than he had previously realized. Carbon footprints can be reduced while at the same time increasing one’s overall sustainability.
Clare and Fletcher really hope that the site they created will be a great instructional resource for those hoping to start their own at home vermicomposted gardens and much more!