“Over the past 10 years, growth in STEM jobs was three times as fast as growth in non-STEM jobs. STEM workers are also less likely to experience joblessness than their non-STEM counterparts.” – U.S. Department of Commerce
Modern farming techniques that reduce water waste, minimize harmful chemicals, protect the environment and increase productivity are taught and used to produce food on the farm. These techniques can be replicated by students at home.
Students who learn how to grow vegetables are much more likely to eat and enjoy vegetables as part of their diet. Combining healthy eating with the physical activity required for farming promotes a health lifestyle.
Many different organizations and groups in Charlotte are involved in projects at the greenhouse and farm. When students and volunteers work together not only are great things accomplished but a sense or community grows.