Food Security Awareness Project – Freedom High School
Freedom High School teacher Tara Broczkowski is looking for individuals and organizations to partner with her students on the Food Security Awareness Project described below. For additional information or to volunteer, please contact Ms. Broczkowski directly. Her contact information appears below.
Freedom High School students began an Environmental Sustainability course early January 2017. The course involves a long term food security project from February until the end of the semester in May with the goal of building the “Hydroponics Hallway.” It will be a small farm wall similar to the one in the photo from Bright Agrotech (shown above).
High school students taking the course will then develop educational brochures/posters to use with the elementary school children and their parents which explain the global issue of food security and the value of fresh nutritious food. Students will present their brochures/posters at a community open house or school assembly with demonstrations on how to grow urban indoor farms. The open house would occur after the plants have been growing, probably towards the middle of May.
Any organization that is involved with promoting similar goals would be very welcome to help the students prepare the wall, the education piece, or attend the open house/assembly along with them.
This is a service learning project, so students are encouraged to collaborate with community organizations which promote the same topics.
Ms. Broczkowski is also looking for speakers to come share with her students on any topic in environmental sustainability – but specifically water resources, food security and renewable energy.
PLTW Environmental Sustainability Teacher
Freedom High School
3149 Chester Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18020
610 – 876 – 5843 X 53160