Education for agriculture through studies of innovation and entrepreneurship
Extracurricular learning for agriculture, sustainability and the professions of tomorrow
The school as a community focus and as an educator for future generations will be a pioneer in the field of urban agriculture through entrepreneurship and innovation studies as part of project-based extracurricular learning.
An agricultural center will be established at the school, based on the principles of sustainability, and its purpose is to provide students with value-based, multidisciplinary, experiential and experiential learning.
The center will enable the school community and other communities in the city to take part in learning and significant work in diverse fields, such as: urban agriculture, hydroponics, entrepreneurship, sustainability, ecosystems, human impact on the environment, food security, energy saving, resource use, waste management, water saving, Conservation of species diversity and more.
The innovative method of growing food in the city, allows students to become closely acquainted with efficient processes for food production, develop awareness of healthy eating, strengthen creative thinking and experience problem solving.
Our goal is for education as a non-profit institution
To train the next generation for sustainable modern agriculture, when through learning and doing, an opportunity is created for personal empowerment, social-community growth and an impact on the surrounding circles for the production and consumption of quality and healthy agricultural produce. The activity produces a stable nutrition infrastructure for the local community and reduces consumption of processed and imported food.
What does a center for urban agriculture look like in an educational institution
The center includes 5 complexes - 5 topics:
Educational complex, productive complex, processing complex, feeding complex and sustainability complex.
The educational complex
An extracurricular learning space where the agricultural profession is studied, planned and researched through agricultural systems and urban nature
The productive compound
Growing agricultural produce intensively in advanced technologies by the students and with the help of the local community
Students process agricultural produce, prepare meals, organic products and natural beverages
The marketing and distribution complex
Students enjoy the food they grow and distribute the products they have prepared to the circles around them and to the wider communities.
The students implement and present as ambassadors the project which is managed in a sustainable way in terms of energy management, water, nutrients, urban nature and more.
What we do within the budget
Establishment of the infrastructure
Operation and maintenance
What the school needs for the benefit of the activity
Operation and maintenance
Advantage for an enclosed space - for example: classroom, room or storage room
Open space - for example: garden, paved area, roofs or balconies
The effects from our activities
Exposing students to work growing agricultural produce raises students and their circles in the consumption of fruits and vegetables and healthy foods in general.
Exposing students to the values of sustainability from an early age increases their environmental awareness.
Staying in green spaces develops life and learning skills, while instilling values like patience and understanding processes.
Urban agriculture serves as a tool for connecting and forming the local community.
Agriculture is an excellent means of encouraging quality time shared by parents and their children.
The agricultural activity produces enrichment and leisure beyond school activities.
Growing food in the city results in energy savings, greenhouse gas emissions and food waste.
Learning and practical experience - our activities are practical and include working with hands. Beyond the content that students learn, they get knowledge that they apply at home or in different places in the city.
Contribution to the community - The Society for Urban Agriculture is a non-profit institution, and all our income goes as a contribution to the community and the continuation of the organization's activities. All members of the organization share values of sustainability and love for the other, and work for one common goal: to establish an urban food infrastructure.
Professional experience: Teaching thousands of hours of education in schools of various types such as, state-run, for people with special needs, incapacitated, at risk and backgrounds of behaviors.
Our team of teachers consists of quality and professional people who have undergone the organization's certification training for the extracurricular learning professions, urban agriculture, complex operation and hydroponic technology.
We operate in additional frameworks beyond the teaching activities for agriculture. The educational institutions in which we operate enjoy opportunities to participate in the rest of our activities in additional projects.
What do you learn during the year
Learn to germinate, prune, sow and plant.
Study the conditions necessary for growing the plant.
Learn to treat pests.
Learn to operate various agricultural systems.
Learn to recycle and produce nutrients for the plant - compost, decomposition of materials.
Learn how to manage energy and water responsibly.
Learn to prepare meals and various products from the produce.
Learn to market and distribute the products to different circles.
Learn to be ambassadors of the garden to school guests.
questions and answers
Question: If the school does not have a large place for the benefit of the entire center
Answer: The center for agriculture sounds a bit big :) but the size of the center is not fixed and it can fit any outline in the school. The complexes can all be integrated in one limited space. For example, a classroom or a small yard
Question: We already have a garden, do we need to make changes to it?
Answer: In order to reach the production of products, we dress on existing gardens and plan together with the students the addition of the other complexes needed to establish an agricultural center. In general there are small additions. Case by case
Question: Who is the activity for?
Answer: The activity is intended for grades 1-6. Middle and high schools have a different syllabus. For details, please contact us
Question: How many students in each group?
Answer: Very much depends on the nature of the group and the conditions. Usually a group is up to 15 students per teacher. But there are exceptions that we work with other numbers.
Question: How much does it cost?
Answer: As a non-profit institution we have set ourselves the goal of offering a tailored price for each school. Prices vary depending on the size of the investment in the complexes, the scope of teaching hours and the amount of maintenance required. For inquiries please contact us at 050-9367866 and we will reach you to adjust the costs according to the need tailored to you.
Question: We already have a teacher who can pass the teaching hours. Is it possible that you will only install the infrastructure for us?
Answer: Yes, we will make sure to complete everything that is missing from the school in order to achieve the desired results.
Question: We have a teacher of agriculture / nature / science / sports .. but we want to raise the level for a lesson in urban agriculture through entrepreneurship and innovation. Do you make hops for teachers?
Answer: Yes, we have a professional training course for teaching agriculture every quarter. You can also do training at your school. The increases are usually accordingly. For more information please visit our courses.
Question: Is it possible to combine afternoon activities, a long school day or classes for children and their parents?
Answer: Yes, certainly and even recommended. Talk to us!