Food and Agriculture Literacy Center at Mykawa Farm

  • We believe it’s important to go beyond the plate. We want students to learn about the importance of nutritious food and living a healthy lifestyle. We want them to feel empowered by their food choices and the impact they have — not just on themselves, but on their families and communities.

    We focus on these principals at the Food and Agriculture Literacy Center at Mykawa Farm — a working educational farm that integrates nutrition and food science with core curriculum to provide students with hands-on learning experiences.

    Mykawa aims to provide students with a foundational knowledge of food and where it comes from by giving them the opportunity to plant and grow a garden, harvest and prepare produce, and share the bounty. The program does this through a special emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts, agriculture, and math — sometimes referred to as STEAAM subjects.

    The program is designed for all grade levels.

    • Elementary students will learn science, math, nutrition and culinary skills through Junior Master Gardener’s Learn, Grow, Eat & Go curriculum. 
    • Middle school students will learn about nutrition through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Healthy Teens, Healthy Future program in conjuction with our aquaponics and garden program.
    • High school students will participate in a vegetable production class, helping them learn about pursuing food-related careers and providing them access to entrepreneurship opportunities.

    Virtual programming is slated to begin Summer 2021, with hands-on farming experiences, culinary demonstrations, and various food literacy programming to follow when public health conditions improve, and pandemic-related restrictions can be lifted.

    What can you expect in the future? In the coming years, we hope the farm will grow — no pun intended – into an destination for both educational field trips for students and garden workshops and farmer’s markets for the general public.

    Check back to watch our progress!

     

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