Cesar Chavez Organic Gardening Project
We are excited to offer a unique leadership course called the Cesar Chavez Organic Gardening Project. During this project, we will camp out under the stars for 3 nights and 4 days at a local organic farm in the Colorado Front Range.
In the mornings we will explore our new surroundings, practice nature awareness activities, and practice essential camping and wilderness survival skills to connect to the land and to learn how to comfortably and competently explore the outdoors. We will also practice leadership and team building skills, explore diverse leadership styles, and learn more about the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez.
In the afternoons, we will learn about food justice issues, sustainable agriculture, organic farming, and we will complete a series of environmental service projects to practice these skills and to give back to the land. We will end the course with a final celebration by cooking a local, organic meal for our organic farm hosts to practice some of the core values of Cesar Chavez, including: respect for the environment, service to others, and celebrating the community.
Finally, in exchange for their service work, students will receive plants or seeds to plant their own organic garden at their home or at their organization to help feed and nourish their family or their community. The Cottonwood Institute will continue to be a resource for students after their course to help them implement their gardening projects.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact April Pishna, Program Director, at 303.916.6081 or via Email.
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We are excited to partner with the Farm at Sunrise Ranch, Beyond Organic Farm, Growing Gardens, I Have A Dream Foundation, Boulder Valley Inner City Outings, Earth Force, Groundwork Denver, and others to make this project possible.
A special thanks goes out to the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County as well as all of the individual donors that are making these projects possible. To support this project, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today by Clicking Here!