Future Generations University is
launching Sprout School
January 23rd, 2024!
By Margaret Donnan and Jenny Totten
In addition to the bi-weekly sessions, Sprout School also includes “Learning Labs,” where participants are able to choose a project to do with their students like taste testing recipes, container gardening, or making signage for their cafeteria to highlight local foods. Participants are also connected with subject matter experts to provide individual coaching. Throughout both the bi-weekly sessions and the Learning Labs, participants will see examples of successful projects and hear reflections from some of the people who helped make them possible. Participants will also receive $375 to spend on materials for their projects as well as a $200 stipend for participation.
Sprout School participants will also be invited to engage with one another at in-person quarterly networking events with each other and peers who are engaging in youth agriculture across the state. At these events, attendees will have a formal in person training opportunity, networking time, and the ability to see best practices of youth agriculture in action. The first of these will be held April 20th at the Future Generations campus in Franklin, WV.