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NECSD Empire Urban Agriculture Students Host Two-Day AgriCon Event
As part of our Farm to School efforts, students in the NECSD Empire Program’s Urban Agriculture course planned an interactive agriculture fair called AgriCon. Their extensive planning begin in August with this culminating event in May.
This event was held over the course of two days at NFA North, in the field to the west of the soccer field.
The students planned to include approximately twenty exhibitors who shared verbal, visual, and hands-on presentations on agriculture and agriculture-adjacent careers, topics and skills, including the benefits of eating fresh local produce and how to care for the earth. Exhibitors set up activities at tables under a large tent or under individual pop-up tents for students to interact.
Funding was provided by Our Core, the USDA, the Empire Program and several private contributions.
NECSD Empire Program’s Urban Agriculture course is taught by Ms. Christine Hutchinson.
Exhibitor organizations and their offerings:
|Abundance Farm||Planting and free CSA|
|Chef Joy Cooks||Local Produce meal|
|Chester Agricultural Center||Produce Provision|
|Common Ground Farm||Newburgh Farmers Market|
|Downing Park Urban Farm||Food Footprints|
|Farm School MA||Beekeeping|
|Feed HV||Food Rescue|
|Global Village Farms||Garden bed building|
|Global Village Farms||Salve &lip balm|
|Glynwood Farm||Sheep husbandry|
|Greater Newburgh Parks Conservanc||Fellowship|
|Land to Learn||Fruit& Veggie smoothies|
|Land to Learn||Chicken Husbandry|
|Little Earth Farm||Edible flowers|
|Mushroom Shed||Mushroom growing|
|NFA North||Veggie Flatbreads & Bruschetta|
|Northeast Farmers of Color||Vermicomposting|
|Northeast Farmers of Color||Dying with plants|
|Perla Del Caribe||Entertainment|
|Phillies Bridge Farm Project||Composting|
|Our Core||Youth Agriculture Education|
|Perados LoyalTea||Herbal teas|
|Row 7 Seed Co||Seed breeding|
*Deacon Jack Seymour Food Pantry will receive 6 garden beds built during AgriCon.
Want to- Help install the Good Food Garden at Deacon Jack? Follow up with any of the exhibitors? Get Involved? Email ACE@ourcore.org
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