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ӰƵ Farm Program

OUR MISSION

Welcome! The ӰƵ CNP Farm Programis comprised ofa network of twelve diverseeducationalڲlocated inTexas and Louisianapracticing regenerative agriculturalٱ𳦳Ծܱ.Our teampromotes each student’s connectionto theEarthandsupports wholistic health and well-being through good nutrition and environmental stewardship.Thatis why it is our mission tocultivate wholesome foodfor our school cafeterias,teachresponsible stewardship,andignite thestudent spirit.

Picture of the members of the ӰƵ Farm Team in July of 2022

OUR IMPACT

The ӰƵ Farm Program grows food using sustainable practices and eco-friendly inputs for ӰƵ’ cafeterias. To date, we have grownover 100,000 pounds of produce on our farms,all ofwhich havemade their way intohundreds of thousands of meals for students.

In order topositivelychange the food system,perceptions about food, andpopulationhealth in a sustainable way,the Farm Program recognizes the needto teach and empowertoday’s youth.By participatingin every aspect of the food-growing processvia a project-based curricula,ӰƵ Public School students becomeagents of change in theirlocal and global food systems.

Gardening at Home

Video two in the Gardening at Home video series. This week Deborah Ray from ӰƵ Edgemere in El Paso shows us how to tell the difference between annuals and perennials and why that matters. Hope you enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to ӰƵ Farm Program’s channel on YouTube. If there are any topics you’d like to see, go ahead drop in your suggestions in the comments.

Our Program Principles

  1. Usescientifically validated pedagogical practicesthat aligndevelopmentally with each student
  2. Facilitate socio-emotional learningopportunities
  3. Teach and implementsustainable and regenerative farming practices
  4. Increase wildlife diversity on the farms
  5. Promoteculturally sensitiveopportunitiesfornutrition accessandeducation
  6. Encouragecritical thinking to find local solutions to global issues

MEET our Team

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Deborah Ray

CNP Director of Farms,
ӰƵ HQ ELPA

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Rocio Hernandez

CNP Farm Manager,
ӰƵ HQ RGV

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Paula Luera

CNP Farm Manager,
ӰƵ HQ Austin

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CNP Farm Manager,
ӰƵ HQ San Antonio

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Jaime De Anda

ӰƵ Donna Farm

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Thomas Hernandez

ӰƵ Horizon Vista Farm

Stephanie Patillo- Monterrey Park

Stephanie Patillo

ӰƵ Monterrey Park Farm

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Jordan Roney

ӰƵ Elsa Farm

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Noah Earle

ӰƵ Edgemere Farm

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Javier Garza

ӰƵ Eastside Farm

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Nicole Ozuna

ӰƵ Quest Farm

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Valerie Reed

ӰƵ Achieve Farm

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Vit Kaspar

ӰƵ Rundberg Farm

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Pricilla Carbajal

ӰƵ San Benito Farm

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Kaylee Deynzer

ӰƵ Bridge Farm

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Christina Wilson

ӰƵ Burke Farm

Coming Soon to the ӰƵ Achieve Farm!

Thanks to a generous donation from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club, during the Fall of 2022 we will launch our first Hydroponic Farm in Tarrant County at ӰƵ Achieve! This unit will supply 5 acres worth of leafy greens and herbs in a 40-foot shipping container, and will facilitate countless opportunities for the applied learning of STEM in the context of agriculture.

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