Collaborations are critical in building healthy and strong communities. The Cornucopia ‘Farm to Fork Fellowship’ is a new high school program to train farmers and gardeners to view themselves as entrepreneurs.
In June 2016, Cornucopia and Farmer John’s Plot, a non-profit farm in Dublin partnered to install a 30 x 96 foot hoop house on a 2.5 acre plot of land across from ConVal High School.
This hoop house has become a laboratory for Cornucopia’s new farm entrepreneurship program that is offered in conjunction with Ms. Wood’s Sustainable Agriculture course, which is a new science class this year.
The combination of classroom learning and the practical experience offered by the collaboration has become a focus point where student participants learn how to grow seasonal foods and how to turn those seasonal foods into value-added products.