- Author: Karen Giovannini
Sustainable Agriculture Summer Academy offered by Santa Rosa Junior College will be held at SRJC's Shone Farm.
This new program is open to current high school sophomores and juniors - 24 students will be selected.
WHEN: For two weeks starting late July/early August (TBA) - Monday-Thursday. Classes will be held 9:30-3:00, with a ½ hour lunch break.
WHERE: Santa Rosa Junior College’s Shone Farm, Forestville
WHY: To learn about sustainable agriculture and resource stewardship on a working farm, and to have fun!
COST: FREE! All materials, supplies and tuition will be provided at no charge. You will be responsible for providing transportation to and from SRJC’s Shone Farm. The group will be transported in SRJC vans for field trips.
Applications due Friday, May 3!
What happens at SASA?
The Sustainable Agriculture Summer Academy is designed to introduce high school students to sustainable agriculture and natural resource stewardship through lecture, field activities, and hands-on projects.
- Explore Shone Farm on a hay-ride tour
- Learn from demonstrations, presentations, and hands-on projects with livestock, soils, compost, greenhouse plants, row crops, vineyards, the Shone Farm forest, and more!
- Visit local farms for an overview of sustainable agriculture in Sonoma County
- Take a Russian River canoe trip
- Camp overnight at Shone Farm’s forest and campground
Why should I participate in SASA?
- You will earn 3 college credits and 10 high school credits
- You will learn about aspects of sustainable farming and gardening and resource stewardship
- You could set a course for your future!
- Participation in SASA will look great on your college applications and resumes
- You will make new friends and have fun on a working farm!