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.