Hi, my name is Jen Clinton, owner and founder of Recycled Earth. As a state certified teacher, I understand the importance of education. The idea of an educational farm started years ago while I was teaching a high school environmental science class. We were discussing fossil fuels which prompted me to ask the question “Where does electricity come from?” I got several responses like “The wall”, “That place you plug into (outlet)”, “Some big battery somewhere”, and I realized how disconnected our youth had become. In other conversations with my students, I realized many of them didn’t understand what a cheeseburger was made of, or even that chicken wings were, yes, part of a real chicken! They thought everything was just made in a factory somehow. My favorite comment was heard while teaching a 3rd grader English. We were reading a very simplified version of a chicken’s life cycle. The story mentioned a nest, and that chickens laid their eggs in nests. “No Way!!!! I thought chickens laid their eggs in the kitchen!” It was an epiphany, and I realized how beneficial a place like Recycled Earth would be. Recycled Earth, LLC is an educational farm aimed at improving lifestyles through sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agriculture can be described as producing your own food and products from plants and animals you raise. Nothing is wasted when using sustainable practices. For example, someone might have a small garden and decide they would like to have fresh eggs. Once they get the chickens, they realize they need to do something with the chicken manure, so they start a composting pile. That becomes nutrient rich soil that can be used in their garden. And so the vegetables grow bigger and healthier! Now when they make their dinner, they save their vegetable and fruit scraps and feed them to their chickens as a treat. And their happy chickens make them tasty eggs! The goal of Recycled Earth is to educate people of all ages and empower them to try sustainable practices at home; such as gardening, composting, raising chickens, and so much more! Recycled Earth provides hands-on education and is custom tailored to meet the needs of any group. For example, if your third grade class is learning about farm animals; you may choose to have them compare and contrast two of the animals they learn about on the farm. Or perhaps you’d like them to witness chicks hatching in their own classroom! Middle school groups might compare and contrast the diets of two animals, the cost of raising the animals, or how productive the animals can be. High school students might have a geometry lesson while studying the angles of horses, their conformation, or even their age! I have yet to find a subject and assessment style that I can not connect to life on the farm. Tell me what skills you’d like to incorporate, and which activities you’d like your group/class to participate in, and I do the rest. Take a minute to look at what we currently offer, and feel free to contact Recycled Earth for any questions, comments, or requests. We hope to see you at one of our Free Open House Days!
©2017-18
Hi, my name is Jen Clinton, owner and founder of Recycled Earth. As a state certified teacher, I understand the importance of education. The idea of an educational farm started years ago while I was teaching a high school environmental science class. We were discussing fossil fuels which prompted me to ask the question “Where does electricity come from?” I got several responses like “The wall”, “That place you plug into (outlet)”, “Some big battery somewhere”, and I realized how disconnected our youth had become. In other conversations with my students, I realized many of them didn’t understand what a cheeseburger was made of, or even that chicken wings were, yes, part of a real chicken! They thought everything was just made in a factory somehow. My favorite comment was heard while teaching a 3rd grader English. We were reading a very simplified version of a chicken’s life cycle. The story mentioned a nest, and that chickens laid their eggs in nests. “No Way!!!! I thought chickens laid their eggs in the kitchen!” It was an epiphany, and I realized how beneficial a place like Recycled Earth would be. Recycled Earth, LLC is an educational farm aimed at improving lifestyles through sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agriculture can be described as producing your own food and products from plants and animals you raise. Nothing is wasted when using sustainable practices. For example, someone might have a small garden and decide they would like to have fresh eggs. Once they get the chickens, they realize they need to do something with the chicken manure, so they start a composting pile. That becomes nutrient rich soil that can be used in their garden. And so the vegetables grow bigger and healthier! Now when they make their dinner, they save their vegetable and fruit scraps and feed them to their chickens as a treat. And their happy chickens make them tasty eggs! The goal of Recycled Earth is to educate people of all ages and empower them to try sustainable practices at home; such as gardening, composting, raising chickens, and so much more! Recycled Earth provides hands-on education and is custom tailored to meet the needs of any group. For example, if your third grade class is learning about farm animals; you may choose to have them compare and contrast two of the animals they learn about on the farm. Or perhaps you’d like them to witness chicks hatching in their own classroom! Middle school groups might compare and contrast the diets of two animals, the cost of raising the animals, or how productive the animals can be. High school students might have a geometry lesson while studying the angles of horses, their conformation, or even their age! I have yet to find a subject and assessment style that I can not connect to life on the farm. Tell me what skills you’d like to incorporate, and which activities you’d like your group/class to participate in, and I do the rest. Take a minute to look at what we currently offer, and feel free to contact Recycled Earth for any questions, comments, or requests. We hope to see you at one of our Free Open House Days.
©2017-18
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