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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 


ATTENTION: Are your scholars or colleagues doing something great? Please contact the district Communications Team at communications@necsd.net. We’d love to visit your class or event and/or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district!







Date: 2022-06-02 09:49:41 AM





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