Programs

Bring Compass Green and our mobile greenhouse to your school or event! We offer full day interactive sustainability presentations, gardening workshops, and greenhouse tours to any age group across the country.

Elementary School

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Our elementary school curriculum offers the following:

  • Interactive presentation about where food comes from, how it is grown, and why eating healthy food is better for one’s health and the environment. The discussion encourages students to recognize issues within their immediate food system, and creative solutions to make it more sustainable.
  • The presentation is 20 minutes long and can be given as a school-wide assembly or to individual classes.
  • 20 minute greenhouse tours to smaller groups or individual classes.  The tour will demonstrate the sustainable farming methods we are using, and allow students to see first hand how food is grown. At the end of the tour,  we will teach students how to start their own seeds, which they can take home with them.. Tours are most effective in groups of 25 students or less.
  • All school programs include the opportunity for a 30-45 minute consultation with faculty, and administrators on how to implement a school garden. If your school already has a school garden, we will provide insights on how to make the garden more sustainable and/or productive.

See a sample schedule

Middle School

middleOur middle school curriculum offers the following:

  • Interactive power point presentation on sustainability and why it is important for us to be able to grow our own food. The presentation is 20 minutes long and can be given as a school-wide assembly or to individual classes.
  • 20 minute greenhouse tours to smaller groups or individual classes.  The tour will demonstrate the sustainable farming methods we are using, and allow students to see first hand how food is grown. At the end of every tour each student will  start their own garden by planting a seed so that will grow in the weeks that follow. Tours are most effective in groups of 25 students or less.
  • 20 minute in class discussion about where food comes from, how it is grown, and why eating fresh, sustainably grown food is better for the environment and one’s own health. The discussion leads students to recognize issues within their immediate food system, and come up with creative solutions to make it more sustainable.

All school programs include the opportunity for a 15-30 minute consultation with, faculty, and administrators on how to implement a school garden. If your school already has a school garden, we can provide insight on how to make the garden more sustainable and/or productive.

See a sample schedule

High School

high-school-in-classOur high school curriculum offers the following:

  • Interactive power point presentation on sustainability and why it is important for us to be able to grow our own food. The presentation is 20 minutes long and can be given as a school-wide assembly or to individual classes.
  • 20 minute greenhouse tours to smaller groups or individual classes.  The tour will demonstrate the sustainable farming methods we are using, and allow students to see first hand how food is grown. At the end of every tour each student will  start their own garden by planting a seed so that will grow in the weeks that follow. Tours are most effective in groups of 25 students or less.
  • 20 minute in class discussion about where food comes from, how it is grown, and why eating fresh, sustainably grown food is better for the environment and one’s own health. The discussion leads students to recognize issues within their immediate food system, and come up with creative solutions to make it more sustainable.

All school programs include the opportunity for a 15-30 minute consultation with, faculty, and administrators on how to implement a school garden. If your school already has a school garden, we can provide insight on how to make the garden more sustainable and/or productive.

See a sample schedule

University

universityOur University level curriculum offers the following:

  • One and a half hour lecture on sustainability and the world food situation with an introduction to Bio-Intensive Sustainable Agriculture. This power-pointpresentation educates students about the state of affairs of our global food system and the great challenges that are facing us. It is both informative and uplifting, and focuses on the practical positive steps that can be taken in each of our lives to turn our present situation of scarcity into one of abundance.
  • Full or half day workshop on BioIntensive Agriculture covering the following:

⁃    Soil Preparation (double digging demo available)
⁃    Seed Propagation (transplanting demo available)
⁃    Companion Planting
⁃    Compost (compost building demo available)
⁃    Carbon and Calorie Crops
⁃    Income Crops
⁃    Seed Saving
⁃    Whole System Farming

Our Biointensive sustainable agriculture workshops equip students with the skills to address the problems described in our presentations. Students gain an understanding of the essentials of sustainable farming–from composting and soil preparation to companion planting and seed propagation. Our workshops teach novices to start and maintain a healthy garden and offer experienced farmers more sustainable and productive growing techniques.

  • Our multi-day university programs can include guest lecturing in one or several relevant classes (i.e. Environment, Agriculture, Social Justice, etc.) as well as setting up our greenhouse truck in a prominent location and giving greenhouse tours to passing students.

 See a sample schedule

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