Are you part of a home school, youth group, scout troop, or 4-H club looking for hands-on service learning for your youth? Our Urban Fruit Guardian (UFG) program supports learning in environmental science and urban agriculture topics, with Seattle’s urban orchards as our learning playground!
We currently have seven scheduled Saturday program dates throughout both July and August — you can sign up for those by emailing [email protected] or by filling out our Interest Form. However, we also invite home school groups to connect with us to schedule sessions for your youth! Our education team has flexibility in working with home school or community youth groups during the week, and we are happy to adapt UFG lesson plans to best fit with your group’s current curricula.
While the UFG program has its official start date on July 9th, we are excited to share that our program lead, Spencer Christian, has connected with home school groups for additional Wednesday sessions. He has also had the chance to work with a girl scout troop during their Sow What Journey — a girl scout leadership program designed to introduce youth to food systems work in their community.
Here are some words of appreciate from one of the girl scout parent mentors earlier this year:
“Thank you so much Spencer, for your coordination and willingness to bring our girls into the mix, and effort to make this happen. Gosh, I learned so much and I know that each experience the girls have, brings them new perspectives, starts gears grinding, engages their thinking, and makes them better humans.”
Thank you to everyone who has helped kickstart the Urban Fruit Guardian program! We hope to see you soon!