Welcome! The ÐÓ°ÉÊÓÆµ CNP Farm ProgramÌýis comprised ofÌýa network of twelve diverseÌýeducationalÌý´Ú²¹°ù³¾²õÌýlocated inÌýTexas and LouisianaÌýpracticing regenerative agriculturalÌý³Ù±ð³¦³ó²Ô¾±±ç³Ü±ð²õ.ÌýOur teamÌýpromotes each student’s connectionÌýto theÌýEarthÌýandÌýsupports wholistic health and well-being through good nutrition and environmental stewardship.ÌýThatÌýis why it is our mission toÌýcultivate wholesome foodÌýfor our school cafeterias,ÌýteachÌýresponsible stewardship,ÌýandÌýignite theÌýstudent spirit.Ìý
The ÐÓ°ÉÊÓÆµ Farm Program grows food using sustainable practices and eco-friendly inputs for ÐÓ°ÉÊÓÆµâ€™ cafeterias. To date, we have grownÌýover 100,000 pounds of produce on our farms,Ìýall ofÌýwhich haveÌýmade their way intoÌýhundreds of thousands of meals for students.Ìý
In order toÌýpositivelyÌýchange the food system,Ìýperceptions about food, andÌýpopulationÌýhealth in a sustainable way,Ìýthe Farm Program recognizes the needÌýto teach and empowerÌýtodayâ€™s youth.ÌýBy participatingÌýin every aspect of the food-growing processÌývia a project-based curricula,ÌýÐÓ°ÉÊÓÆµ Public School students becomeÌýagents of change in theirÌýlocal and global food systems.
Gardening at Home
Video two in the Gardening at Home video series. This week Deborah Ray from ÐÓ°ÉÊÓÆµ 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 ÐÓ°ÉÊÓÆµ 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.
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 ÐÓ°ÉÊÓÆµ 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.