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. Standards-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.
During Culinary Club, students learn how to use kitchen utensils and appliances to create delicious meals that can be replicated at home using produce from our Teaching Farm.
Each year, a select group of Woodlawn High School students have the opportunity to participate in a paid internship for course credit. In this High School 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 our Good School Food and Good Community Food programs: end-of-year parties at each Teaching Farm, Neighborhood Association Meetings, and cooking demonstrations with different organizations throughout the Birmingham area.