MFS in Willamette Week Give!Guide
Registration for Schoolyard Farms’ Summer Camp and CSA at Candy Lane Elementary and New Urban High School are Now Open! Sign up here!
Schoolyard Farms is a nonprofit that partners with Candy Lane Elementary and New Urban High School to manage their school farms and provide year-round garden-education for their students. The farms are unique because it’s not only funded by traditional means, like grants and donations, but also by innovative fee-for-service programs, like its Summer Camp and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. By becoming a CSA member or sending your child to camp, you can help support the farm and ensure that it continues to provide high-quality garden-education!
What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a way to purchase food directly from the Candy Lane or New Urban Farms. When you become a CSA member, you pay a membership fee of $275 and in exchange will receive a bag of fresh produce from the farm every week from June-October. It’s a great way to incorporate fresh vegetables into your diet while supporting Schoolyard Farms’ good work.
To learn more about the CSA program and to sign-up visit http://schoolyardfarms.
Schoolyard Farms Summer Camp
Schoolyard Farms will host eight weeks of farm-based summer camp at Candy Lane from June 20th-August 19th. Incoming 1st graders through incoming 6th graders will experience a week-in-the-life of an urban production farm while exploring the schoolyard, performing farm tasks, preparing healthy snacks, and participating in farm arts and crafts activities, scientific inquiry, and active play. Outdoors all day!
Farm camp is a great way to connect your children to the outdoors, as well as giving them a greater sense of place and where their food comes from.
To learn more about Summer Camp and to sign-up visit http://