Irrigate the One Acre Farm!

  • Location
    Hinckley, Maine
  • Status
  • Age Level
    14 to 18 Years

The Problem

Our high school, Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, is all about outdoor, experiential education for our students. However, our school farm, the One Acre Farm, suffers from a lack of irrigation which discourages participation from our students in the production of their own food. Not only does it keep them from forming a meaningful connection to a sustainable food source, it also delays their learning of a critical skill in self-sufficiency and agroecology.

Our Plan

A group of extra-dedicated students have taken matters into their own hands and decided to install an irrigation system on the farm once and for all. They will design and install an irrigation system using timers and sprinklers so that watering (or lack thereof) is no longer an obstacle for other students in learning how to grow their own food.

Themes Addressed

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    Food Choices
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    Food Insecurity

The Benefit

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