Through our after-school programs, students manage the Teaching Farm, curate student-run farmers’ markets, and practice culinary skills by creating recipes that incorporate the fresh produce they grow.
Through Farm Club, students become stewards of their school’s Teaching Farm as they take ownership of planting, growing, harvesting, and cooking the fresh produce they grow. STEM-based projects are incorporated to spotlight the connection between sustainable farming practices and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Each fall and spring, teams of students sell produce to their teachers, parents, and community members at Student-Run Markets. Through an accompanying curriculum, students learn to apply math skills and learn best practices in running their own small business.
A small team of students gathers each week to try new recipes, build culinary skills, and share a meal they have prepared with friends. Through a partnership with Shipt, a Birmingham-based grocery delivery business, students take home the groceries needed to share their new skills and to cook a meal with their families.
Each year, a select group of Woodlawn High School students have the opportunity to participate in a paid internship for course credit. In this internship, students manage a 2-acre urban farm on their school’s campus and sell the food they grow directly to residents of the Woodlawn community.
Our students and staff regularly engage the broader Birmingham community through the Good School Food program: through end-of-year parties at each Teaching Farm, Neighborhood Association Meetings, cooking demonstrations at Railroad Park, and selling produce at Pepper Place and Woodlawn Street Markets, we connect with Birmingham through the food we grow.