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Allowing kids to be leaders

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Educational Equity, Social Justice |

Submitted by Jacob, Cho, Kyle and Eric of the “Hunger in the City”  Capstone, Spring 2013 After leading multiple field trips on the farm at Sauvie Island Center, our group agrees that promoting social justice and educational equity stand at the forefront of this course work.  Empowering children of all backgrounds to take control of the foods...

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Everything we do impacts children

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Educational Equity, Social Justice |

Submitted by Chris, Danica, Zach, Ping, Randy of the “Hunger in the City” Capstone, Spring 2013 We can have an indirect impact on kids by choosing foods for ourselves that show them what a quality food choice is. The other things we can do to have an impact on elementary age kids is by conveying our knowledge of the farm and growing organic...

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Nature tears down barriers to learning

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Educational Equity, Social Justice |

Submitted by: Gene, Zack, Lauren, Stephanie, Graham of the “Hunger in the City Capstone”, Spring 2013 Our service this term has had an impact on us that really displayed the differences among young students. The students really respond to learning outside and discovering in a hands-on environment. Our field trip modules are very good at...

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Kids, farms and food insecurity

Kids, farms and food insecurity

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Educational Equity, Social Justice |

This term the “Hunger in the City” capstone is exploring the concept of food security with a particular focus on youth. Our community-based learning takes place on beautiful Sauvie Island where capstone students lead farm-based field trips for local elementary age students.   Back in the classroom, we discuss ways to build a sustainable food...

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Organic Education

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Educational Equity, Sustainability |

When one thinks of education it is most often conceived of as a linear progression and typically follows an all too economically driven logic, in which one goes to school, achieves good grades and lands a decent paying job.  Yet, education is a dynamic concept.  In today’s society, education unfortunately usually consists of solely hitting on key...

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