A Whole New World I heard about the first Ag Biotech Academy in 2012. It represented an area of my AP Environmental Science content that I wanted to learn more about, …
I am responsible for administrative and training activities at Rid-All. I’m also actively involved in farming and composting.
The collaboration between industry and education is critically important. Education does not end at graduation from formal education; it’s just the beginning. Industry affords students an opportunity to put what they have learned in the academic setting to practical use. It also affords them a hands-on experience and will allow them to bring their fresh ideas and creativity to industry. This becomes a win-win both for the student and greater community at large.
Our farm offers a very unique educational experience. Visitors can experience urban farming activities including composting, fish farming, worm composting, hoop house construction, alternative energy systems, cooking classes and water management. Additionally, we have a full-scale Native American tee-pee and a full-scale tree house. Our educational and training activities are suited to pre-schoolers, seniors citizens and all ages in between. Activities can include, but are not limited to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum and arts and entertainment. Visitors can experience hands-on activities in all of the above-mentioned activities.
Teachers can have the experience of exposing students to a farm experience in a urban area. It also help to get the healthy diet and lifestyle message across to students in a practical manner.