Last updated by Michelle Blagg-... on Wed, 01/02/2019 - 2:56pm
The Orchard is a meeting place where organizations, schools, and families gather to learn, work, and develop relationships, all of which can empower them to tackle some of the most difficult issues facing our community: obesity, lack of civic voice, and poverty. The work of the OCLC is actualized in 3 areas: • “Farm to Table” includes all aspects of planning, planting, crop maintenance, and harvesting of citrus, chicken egg production, and vegetables. Families participate in the learning experiences and have access to the harvest. An emerging co-op effort delivers food to our roadside stand, farmers markets, and a small CSA clientele as we grow toward economic sustainability. All food is grown naturally. • “Community Conversations” is designed to include community learning, communication, and activist functions in the areas of food and educational justice. • “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) develops programs for students in the Roosevelt School District, including a summer day camp and project based learning experiences during the academic year.