18-03-2P Applying 4H and Scout Knowledge for the Community

  • Location
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Status

The Problem

This project is a Nebraska Academy of Sciences and Nebraska Environmental Trust project for students who are in 4H and scouting programs where they can grow plants for their badges or exhibits in a raised bed system to full plant maturity to be harvested as food for shelters. With this the badges and exhibits can be turned into service learning projects for the community. This gives the badges greater meaning as they also can help the community fight hunger.

Our Plan

Please consider joining this effort as the service hours will count towards the Presidential Volunteer Award Program. We are planning on using the raised beds for the 130 day Nebraska growing season. The food produced will be donated to the shelters to increase the food security in Omaha area.

Themes Addressed

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    Clean Water
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    Food Choices

The Benefit

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