The Ohio State University Extension Office, Scioto County, partnering with Scioto County Soil and Water Conservation District, invited students to Fhurmann’s Orchard to allow them to participate in the growing and harvesting process.  This project provided students with an opportunity to examine the way geography, weather, and history have shaped the way they eat.  This formed the basis for the students’ search into the community’s sustainable farming systems and practices.  An educational focus was put on the importance of pollinators, production, soil and water. 

The following lesson plans were used during this program:

Where's the Corn


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The Scioto County Extension office wishes to thank the North Central SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education ) Youth Educator Grant Program for supporting this program.