Education

Agraria will serve as a living laboratory for citizen scientists of all ages.  Anticipated classes and workshops, in partnership with local schools, Antioch, Central State University, and the University of Dayton, include:

  • Ecological-- ecosystem functions, watersheds, soil biology, local flora and fauna.  
  • Skillsharing—homesteading, foraging, woodworking, chicken-tending.
  • Philosophical—Eco-psychology; Biophilia;  Eco-spirituality.
  • History and Geography--History of the Land; History of Local Indigenous and Black Farmers
  • Current Issues—Critical Agrarianism; Climate Change; and New Economics.

Classes from Mills Lawn and McKinney Middle School are already involved in studies on and of Agraria. We have planned a bike path from Agraria to Yellow Springs High School, just half a mile away, creating a safe and scenic way for students to access our education and volunteering opportunities. 

Our Farm-to-School partnership with Springfield Public Schools could expand with Agraria support for community gardens in Springfield and Dayton.

Central State University students and faculty participated in our first soil and water testing event. See the results here.

Central State University students and faculty participated in our first soil and water testing event. See the results here.