I just submitted a grant proposal, and have another to finish by midnight tonight… Reinvest in the American Society of Agronomy.
It is for $10,000 and is a Girl Scout Program in Agronomy, run in conjunction with Durham Hub Farm (I hope!). I am really excited about this prospect with industry and nonprofits. Collaborations are fun!
This is my program description.
Session 1 (April 2014): Introductory session. North Carolina Museum of Natural Science.
- What is Agronomy?
- What is sustainability?
- What is research?
- What types of food are grown in the world?
- Where can we find them?
- Designing a research plan for the Farm.
Session 2: (April 2014): Crops, food, and Us. Durham Hub Farm
- Initial planting of the site.
- Agronomy and Art project.
- DNA extraction,
- Field trip to Industry Site
Session 3: (May 2014): Soils. Durham Hub Farm
- What is soil?
- Why do we need soil?
- What is soil testing, why is it done?
- Taking soil samples for analysis at our site.
- Measuring soil physical properties.
Session 4: (May/June 2014) Environmental Agriculture, Durham Hub Farm
- soil water status,
- emergence counts,
- Plant height and characteristics.
- Environmental measurements near the farm
Session 5: (July 2014) Soil nutrition and us. Durham Hub Farm
- Plant Height measurement,
- soil water status
- Cultural Cooking around the world.
Session 6: (August 2014) Durham Hub Farm.
- plant height measurement,
- Field trip to agricultural technology center.
Session 7: (Harvest, August 2014/September) Durham Hub Farm.
- Final height,
- Total yield data,
- Program Wrap Ups