Urban Ag High
Through our work, we realized there was a lack of connection, coordination, and collaboration between local educators and communities interested or running school ag projects across the Edmonton area. We found:
• Local Edmonton and area educators are ready and willing to implement urban ag projects but lacking the required resources and time;
• Schools and educators are interested in directly linking urban ag programs to the Alberta Program of Studies;
• Educators are exploring various strategies for implementing urban ag projects in their schools.
Urban Ag High is a program (launched in the fall of 2013) that aims to build a community of practice around urban agricultural projects in Edmonton; connecting educators, resources and skills in order to provide experiential learning opportunities for junior and senior high school students.
- Develop and deliver workshops open to educators and administrators interested in Urban Ag programming;
- Develop a list of schools as potential candidates for a demonstration project and build a community of high schools that could work collaboratively to offer students hands on Urban Ag experiential learning that ties into the Alberta Program of Studies;
- Assess, evaluation and provide recommendations to schools on what would help them plan for their future projects;
- Select a demonstration site and assist in building their project;
- Document the entire process with input from students and teachers, so that others can learn from their experience;
- Create an ongoing online platform for educators to share their experiences and resources with each other;
- Evaluate the outcomes and impact on students as a result of the project and share the model for other schools to use to build their own Urban Agriculture programs;
- Create a "year in review" report highlighting the program with recommendations on how the program could/should proceed in the future.
For more information on individual high school locations click the drop pins in the map below: