Farmers Markets In Our Schools

Read this on “Green Our Planet:”

This year, schools are on track to run more than 200 farmers markets at their schools, most of them run by 5th graders. Many of these schools are in low income neighborhoods where there’s no fresh food for miles. So now we have 5th graders helping provide fresh produce for their community.

Can we get this going locally in Carbondale and the Metro East? It’s about having gardens at schools that kids can work, learn and build community.

Outdoor Learning Spaces

There are lots of good reasons to get kids outside for learning. Let them get outside for some fresh air, get closer to nature, burn off some energy from being pent up inside. Now more than ever this is the case this is important, with everything that’s happening with the coronavirus. 

Eugene Basanta at Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship sent me this link with ideas and resources:

I know that Carbondale New School has a nice outdoor space that they utilize for learning. 

Also, Dayempur Farms offers a bunch of programs and opportunities:

What else have we got in Carbondale or Metro East that people know of, that someone’s working on? Please share.