Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Innovative Service Learning Ideas

Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Innovative Service Learning Ideas

Article excerpt

Below are just a few innovative ideas to jump start your AgriScience curriculum and learning through service.

Planting a Garden for a Food Pantry - Plant your own class or school garden in a designated plot on the school grounds. Children of all ages can learn about the different parts of the plant, the process of growing food, and how to take special care of their garden. When it's time for harvest, donate all of the proceeds to your local food pantry!

Oxfam Hunger Banquet - The Oxfam Hunger Banquet is a powerful tool that brings to life the inequalities in our world and challenges us, as the more economically fortunate, to realize how our decisions affect others in the world. Few leave a Hunger Banquet with full stomachs, but all leave filled with a greater understanding of the problems of global hunger and poverty and the motivation to do something about it. Free Oxfam American Hunger Banquet materials can be found at (www.oxfamamerica.org).

Into the Streets - Into the Streets is a national initiative that was designed to engage students in community service on a regular basis by spending a day getting "Into the Streets" and getting involved in the issues we face as a global community. For more information, check out the Campus Outreach Opportunity League web site (http://www.cool2serve.org).

Seeds of Hope...Harvest of Pride - Brighten up the lives of our senior friends with gardening. Senior living vegetable gardens and the hope they bring for changing people's lives are at the very heart of the "Seeds of Hope...Harvest of Pride" program. With seeds, soil, and sweat, AgriScience students work steadily, with genuine passion and commitment, to make their senior friends' lives a little brighter. …

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