Farm Corps

As we strive to serve as a catalyst for regional transformation, we recognize that food is one area of need: eight percent of Racine County (mostly within the city of Racine) is considered a food desert, which means residents have inadequate access to affordable fresh food. We know that what we eat and where it comes from has profound ramifications. The Racine Area Farm Corps program addresses these issues of food justice, hunger, and sustainability in our community.

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The Racine Area Farm Corps program’s key objectives of growing food, educating future generations, and caring for the farm animals continues to be integral to our organizations health and curriculum. Our ability to weave the garden and it’s bounty into field trips, summer camps, and school programs helps to connect interns with their communities, connect them to their local food systems, and expose them to healthy food that results in healthy eating habits. Respect and responsibility for the animals and the earth are instilled in the program as we share the whole life cycle of healthy soil through the growing of plants and the harvesting of fresh, nutritional meals.