Reduce food insecurity at free Farm to School Workshop

Nationwide, 12.7 percent of households face food insecurity, but for those living in Ohio, the number is even higher.
Tony Staubach, program manager of 4-H Youth Development at Pleasant Hill Academy, aims to reduce the number of households within the local community by offering a Farm to School Workshop Thursday, Nov. 10.
“Youth spend much of their time in school, so there has become a duty for schools to provide adequate facilities and instruments necessary to meet the social, emotional, educational, nutritional, and psychological needs of the students.
Educators, administrators, food producers, community members, and families will join together for Thursday’s three-hour workshop, which is made possible by the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences within The Ohio State University Extension program.
It’s a way to network, learn from one another, see what’s already being done, and brainstorm ideas for future initiatives.
“School districts have done amazing work stepping up to the challenges of producing 21st century learners who are ready to take on a plethora of challenges that are yet to be seen or understood,” Staubach said. “Ohio State University Extension has been an ally, helping school districts achieve these unforeseen challenges. Through the 4-H [Agri-Science in the City] program, thousands of children have experienced the power of self-directed exploration and project-based learning.” 

Do Good: 

•    Attend Thursday's free workshop from 3-6 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Academy. 

•    Learn more about the OSU Extension program.

•    Can't make Thursday's workshop? Check out Staubach's 4-H Agri-Science in the City blog to learn more about the activities in which students engage.


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Brittany York is a freelance writer, adjunct English composition instructor and server at Orchids at Palm Court. She loves travel and photography. Keep up with Brittany on Instagram @brittbrittbrittbrittany.
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