Cal Expo - Sacramento
APRIL 8 – 11, 2021

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Cal Expo

burbank urban garden

 

JOIN US FOR A GREAT EVENING

WITH

STEPHEN RITZ

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Friday, April 2, we will come together to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and the Luther Burbank High School Urban Ag Academy.  You will sample a fantastic array of dishes local chefs created with the produce grown by our students.  Our keynote speaker, Stephen Ritz, founder of the Green Bronx Machine, educator and crusader for healthy students, schools and communities, is guaranteed to inspire us all with his message of passion, purpose and hope. 

WHO WE ARE:

The Urban Agriculture Academy at Luther Burbank High School is an incubator space for South Sacramento youth to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and experience for postsecondary education and career opportunities in the broad, innovative, and impactful fields of Agriculture and Natural Resources Management. We take a real world approach to learning that inspires inquiry and balances academics in the classroom and hands on application in our campus farm – the Burbank Urban Garden (BUG). The BUG is a one acre student farm on the Luther Burbank High School campus complete with over 2,000 square feet of vegetable production beds, 800 square feet of flower production, pollinator and native plant beds, 45 fruit trees, a full production size greenhouse and lathe house, and tool and tractor barn. With a focus on sustainability and systems thinking, the academy’s program of study engages students in civic, project-based, and work-based learning. Students in the academy grow, harvest, and market what they produce in our campus garden and greenhouse.

MISSION:

  • To inspire students to explore postsecondary education and career opportunities in the agriculture and natural resources management industries.
  • To graduate action oriented students with the knowledge base, technical, and soft skills that prepare them for success in the agriculture and natural resources management industries

 

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