Organic Farmer Training Programs

Hands - on kits for students

FARMS Leadership | Monterey and Santa Cruz | November 16, 2020

Location(s) of Field Day:
ALBA (Agriculture Land-Based Training Association)
1700 Old Stage Rd, Salinas, CA 93908

Participating Schools:
Soquel High School
Gonzalez High School
Alisal High School
Greenfield High School

Field Day Hosts and Mentors:
Nathan Harkleroad – Education Program Manager with ALBA
Nancy Porto – Community Relations and Environmental Education Officer

Theme: Organic Farming

Summary of the Day: 

We wouldn’t be the FARMS Program if we didn’t talk about farming. This month, students learned about Organic Farming and the different training programs offered by ALBA. One of our students, Anahi Benivedes’ father is actually a farmer in one of the ALBA Programs. Nathan and Nancy shared a very engaging presentation and took us on a fun and informative virtual tour of the ALBA Headquarters. For the hands-on kits, students received an infographic poster about organic farming and conventional farming. They each received organic seedlings for their home gardens.

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