Angel is a ninth grade student at LEAD Academy High School. She was among a group of 20 student leaders in the Cameron College Prep eighth grade class who planned and executed an extensive volunteer project with fellow students, Hands On Nashville, HCA, Teach For America and other community partners to revive the Cameron courtyard during the 2014-2015 school year.
We’re pleased to announce Hands On Nashville’s Urban Agriculture Program earned third place in the teaching youth category for the 2015 INUAg Innovators in Urban Agriculture Prize! This award recognizes schools or youth focused programs working with children and teens to teach them urban farming.
To learn more about this international honor and view other recipients working to improve urban agriculture across the globe, click here.
This spring, Hands On Nashville welcomed a new class of AmeriCorps members to serve in key impact areas. From supporting school gardens in Nashville, to engaging youth in service-learning opportunities year-round, each of these fine folks will support Hands On Nashville in its mission to meet community needs through volunteerism. Continue reading Introducing the 2015-2016 Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Members→
What does it mean to be healthy and well? What health-related issue are others struggling with in our community? During week three of Hands On Nashville’s YVC Summer Camp, a group of twelve high school students explored these questions through a series of service-learning activities. Continue reading YVC Summer Camp Week 3 Recap: Health & Wellness→
Time flies when you are having fun (and gardening and cooking delicious fresh food!). It’s been a great summer of learning, gardening, and eating at the Hands On Nashville Urban Farm. For six weeks, our 2015 Urban Agriculture Teaching lead their peers through a hands-on curriculum that aimed to positively impact knowledge and behavior around eating. They did a wonderful job!
Here’s a few numbers that help tell the story:
Participants hours at Crop City : 2,800+
Pounds of produce harvested: 300+
Number of Teaching Interns: 12
And while it won’t show up in any numbers or future learning menu, we shared a lot of laughs, games, smiles, and good food with a great group of participants.