The Center for Rural Culture has supported the Hand to Hand/Farm to Table program at Byrd Elementary School for the past decade. This year this program is expanding to include all 5th graders at BES and a Culinary Arts students in classes 1 and 2 at Goochland High School. The program has grown to include the traditional trip to Shalom Farms for hands on planting and harvesting activities and the year end overnight outdoor camping experience at Westview on the James. This experience offers teaching stations on canning, blacksmithing, planting, outdoor education, and farming.
Teachers at Goochland Public Schools have partnered in 2019 as a collaborative cross curricula 21st Century Teaching Project. Funds support shirts for the elementary students, transportation to the farm and supplies needed to carry out the projects.
Please consider supporting this effort to promote the mission of the CRC. Our board is matching all donations up to $500 to give this program a chance to grow and spread to reach more students in the county. We are also allocating our Amazon Smile donations to this educational activity.
Education Committee Members
Addison "D" Mitchell
David Booth, Goochland High School
Kristian Lull, Byrd Elementary
Hand to Hand/Farm to Table
The Center for Rural Culture sponsors the Byrd Elementary School Program Hand to Hand/Farm to Table. This is a year long, hands on program designed...
to provide children with an understanding of the planting process from start to finish (Farm to Table)
to teach students about sustainability
to make a connection within the community
by way of planting and maintaining the school garden, field trips to farms and the food bank, and culminating with an overnight at Westview on the James.
The Center for Rural Culture is matching donations up to $500 to give this program a chance to grow and spread to reach more students in the county.
We are also allocating our Amazon Smile donations to this educational activity.
Your donation will support transportation to the farm and all of the supplies needed to carry out the projects.
To donate toward this match, please make your donation via PayPal (credit and debit accepted) or via check.
Add “Hand-to-Hand Program” in the payment notes or on your check memo line.