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Farm to School Month Celebration
October 29, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join City High School and Paulo Freire Freedom School for a celebration of National Farm to School Month on Thursday, October 29. The event will take place in the new urban garden on the schools’ Pennington Street campus – an open-air space for play, exploration, learning and growing food that ties with the schools’ focus on project-based learning and sustainability.
The urban garden was designed and created by students from the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) in collaboration with students and staff from the middle school and high school. The project, known as the SLUG: Sustainable Laboratory + Urban Garden, received funding from a University of Arizona Green Fund grant and the two schools. Collaboration for the project also included the UA Sustainable City Project, Pima County Public Library Seed Library and Originate Natural Building Materials.
The garden, which includes an aquaponics system, is an important component of the Farm to School program for the two downtown schools, along with their involvement in Las Milpitas de Cottonwood Community Farm.
Students in the urban gardening class will be giving tours. Students in the culinary class will create and serve beverages and appetizers incorporating plants harvested from the urban garden and Las Milpitas.