Currently in its 12th year, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, 2 teams of professional outdoor educators, have reached over 10 million people in 48 states with Leave No Trace education and training.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Farming in Nevada City to PEAK in Reno

Nevada City, CA & Reno, NV. Today was an interesting day for Team West. We spent the morning helping out a fellow nonprofit organization called Living Lands Agrarian Network. Living Lands Agrarian Network is a non-profit organization that offers training and mentorship to the next generation of farmers. Their unique model of cooperative farming integrates ecological education, community involvement, resource sharing, and celebration around the food we grow right here in our neighborhoods. They practice and promote localized ecological farming for the profound benefit it has on ourselves, our neighbors and the planet. Our task was to build a fence around a newly developed farm site, maintained by Farmer Amanda Thibodeau. The site will be used as an outdoor educational classroom, inviting students to learn about the farm to table model.

Pictured above is the farm crew, that unites each Wednesday to complete projects at each of the farms in the Living Lands network. Similar to the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, Living Lands abides by the philosophy of education influencing behavior. We were honored to volunteer our time at the "Food Love Project".

After a quick jaunt to the "Biggest Little City in the World", it was time to talk PEAK. After spending the morning at the farm, where they strive to connect people and children to the natural world, we spent the evening teaching community members how beneficial it is to connect kids with nature. To learn more about Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids, click here. See you out there!
Explore Responsibly...Kate and Tracy

1 comment:

Amanda said...

We were so happy to have your help on the farm! Thanks team west!