Posted on Tue, August 14, 2012 by Slow Food USA
1 Comments | Categories: Farms and Farming, Youth Food Movement,
The Perennial Plate is a fantastic documentary series that explores socially responsible, sustainable and adventurous eating across the U.S. Slow Food USA has a video content partnership with Perennial to showcase one of our favorite films every month.
This Month’s Perennial Plate Feature: Youth Farm
Each summer, Youth Farm and Market Project hosts a summer session. Youth Farm is a Minneapolis organization that provides year-round, youth development programming for over 600 youths and that utilizes experiential education and training, urban agriculture, gardens and greenhouses. The summer session usually engages 50-70 youth per neighborhood, three days a week, and splits programming between farm and growing lessons, lunch and cooking activities, and other community-based projects.
Farm camps are on the rise in the U.S., and as you can see from the below video, they have much to offer their communities. Not only do children get to learn in hands-on environments, they also have ample opportunity to play outdoors. They are learning firsthand where their food comes from, and as a result of their work in the garden, they are gaining a level of self-sufficiency and commitment to the land that surrounds them.
We hope you enjoy the film as much as we did!