Fern Ridge School District Project
GROWING A FUTURE
Growing A Future School Farm is a project of the Fern Ridge School District, the Elmira High School Interact Club and with overseeing support and training provided by Sea Mercy, an Oregon based non-profit charity. Our goal is to work hard and create a safe, vibrant, and innovative environment for our schools (K-12) and our community.
Interested in learning more? Explore our site to see the beautiful personal and physical growth happening at Growing A Future and learn how you can become part of our community.
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About Growing a Future
Our Work & Dreams
Growing A Future is an Elmira High School Interact Club project started in 2018. It began as a 'proof of concept' single greenhouse growing vegetable starters for resale with a dream to turn our program into a powerful and life-changing Soils School & Community Farm that will teach and train students and community members of all ages to develop a healthy, self-sustaining and thriving community.
With the approval and full support of the Fern Ridge School District and the donation of 3 acres of school property to use for our program, that dream has now become a reality.
The School Farm is a year-round and comprehensive hands-on teaching and training program for K-12 students and community members. It has plenty of open field planting areas, a greenhouse, composting center and a 20' Training Center Yurt sitting in the middle that will help expand our areas of learning and knowledge. The end goal is to increase the amount of healthy produce we can grow and share with the school and community. We encourage you to join us and support us as we strive to make a difference.
We do our best to document all the events we’ve planned and organized in the past, as well as tracking the growth of the Growing a Future program. Take a look at the green and vibrant photos and videos to learn more about our program and to understand why our initiatives are so special to our members and our community.
"Phase I of making our Growing a Future program a reality was building our greenhouse. To see the whole Interact Club working together was fun and rewarding. Phase II is to now get the starters in full production and ready for spring."
Millie Carpenter (Fall 2018)
Email us your questions!
Interested in getting involved with Growing A Future? Do you have some advice to share? Please send us an email and we will respond as quickly as we can.