Spring Tour reaches 1,000 students!

10014914_617779364972128_1961314602_o 1618268_617779154972149_470932018_o 1836759_617787444971320_1787488573_oJust two weeks into the Spring Tour, and we have already surpassed the 1,000 student mark! It has been a wonderful tour so far, having visited two middle schools and several elementary schools.

Usually, we focus on high schools but we are enjoying educating a younger audience. We have adjusted our activities to be more hands-on, and have created several garden games in order to engage younger children. This has resulted in lots more laughter and silliness, and certainly is a pleasure for us as teachers.

Today I’ll teach at another elementary school in Sacramento, and am excited to show the students our rain water catchment system in action, as today California is receiving some desperately needed rain.

Looking forward to sharing more news when I have time.

Huzzah!

-Justin

Tour Week One: Check!

On Tuesday we began our 2014 Spring Tour by teaching 221 middle school students
in San Jose. On Wednesday and Thursday we taught at schools in San Francisco, bringing the the number of students reached in our first week to over 700 students.

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It was a such a joy to be in front of a room full of students again. Their curiosity, energy, and spunk drove us to keep pace with them and develop new activities to engage them and deepen their understanding of agriculture and sustainability. It is such a good fortune to be challenged like this each day.

Next week we’ll be teaching in both Sacramento and San Francisco, and as the tour progresses, we’ll keep you updated on all of the exciting experiences we have.