Farm Education For Youth

Instructor Name: 
Celine Fitzmaurice
CRN: 
63938
Course Description: 

Nationally, approximately 1 in 6 children live in food insecure households. Recent reporting suggests that food insecurity rates for households with children have tripled since the onset of the pandemic. In this course, we will examine the impact of food insecurity and our current food system on youth.  We will also consider a variety of solutions to food-related challenges facing youth in the US. As a student in this course, you will participate in weekly Community-based Learning activities (CBL) with the Sauvie Island Center to support their efforts to educate youth and community members about food, farming, and the land.

Participation in this course requires that you participate in CBL activities on Sauvie Island from 9am-2pm on either Wednesday or Thursday from Weeks 2-9 of the term. You will be responsible for providing your own transportation to and from the island (past students have formed carpools.) Please contact the instructor at celine@pdx.edu with any questions.