Describe the highlight of your week at the KFP Summer Institute.
- How do you plan to implement something you learned at the institute in your classroom?
- How has the week compared with other PD opportunities you have attended?
This week was packed with meeting new people, learning new ideas and having fun. My favorite part of the week was rafting down the river on Wednesday with the group. I also was glad to have time to work with and get to know my team members and talk about our Ag night plans and ideas. I will definitely be using some of the team building activities like the marble run, magic carpet and pvc pipe activities in my class and possibility at my church’s bible school next week!
The PD during this whole was was very different from most. We had some great speakers with hands on activities to keep us engaged. I really liked the fun activities tied into each day and the “day off” . The food here was amazing also with friendly staff to make sure we always had what we needed.
Last Wednesday was our first outing as part of my summer experience for the project. I attended the Alamance Co Food Collaborative meeting which was help at Pandora’s Pies (which was delicious). The overall point for this meeting was that Elon University Dining wants to serve locally grown fresh produce. We met with a variety of people in the community that all act in different roles and will be a part in getting this food collaborative rolling. Some questions we are still pondering …. how do we get the farmers involved? what rules and regulations have to be in place first? is there enough of a demand to make it worth the time?
Do you know where your food you ate today came from? How far did it travel to get to your plate? Where is your favorite local place to shop?
I would love to hear your thoughts! Stay tuned for more to come! Day 2 gets even better!
Hello everyone! I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself. I am currently one of two agriculture teachers at Western Alamance High in Elon NC. This spring I was selected as a Kenan Fellow for the Developing the State of Agriculture sponsored by USDA and Alamance County Farm Bureau. This summer I will be learning about agriculture in Alamance County, meeting farmers, and agribusiness owners. I will also be attending learning institutes in Cullowhee at NCCAT , NC State , and Bayer this summer. I will be sharing my experiences with every here! My overall goal or product is to have a community Agriculture event at my school next spring.