Urban Farming

'The difference was that we learned from experiments...'

Course Description

Food is a basic human need and nutritious food is critical for a healthy life. As our population grows, and our available farm lands shrinks, how do we ensure that all people, even in urban areas, have access to high quality, fresh food? In this course students will learn about the urban farming revolution, how plants can be grown in cities, and the impacts urban farms can have on their communities.

Key Topics: Problem-Solving • Irrigation • Photosynthesis • Waste Reduction

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Course Highlights

Designing an Irrigation System

Designing an Irrigation System

Designing an Irrigation System

Students design an irrigation system that effectively and efficiently waters the plants in their urban farms. Students consider the use of rain and providing the right amount of water to each plant.  

The Importance of Light

The Importance of Light

The Importance of Light

Students investigate different light sources available for their urban farm and conclude which light source is best for plant growth.  

Food Waste

Food Waste

Food Waste

Students examine food waste in our country and consider ways to reduce it. Students collect and compost their own food waste throughout the week and explore the environmental benefits of composting. 

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