Students in grades K-12 learn the “ABCs” (Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry) in this project-based learning model.
Adults who would like to learn how to farm are matched with master farmers in the area who are often farming alone. Apprentices become certified Master Gardeners during the course of the program through the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service. Curriculum includes character development, financial literacy and GED classes when needed.
Small farmers often do not have the time or resources to develop markets. SEED Apprentices assist local farmers to get their produce into neighboring metropolitan areas.
The USDA provides funding to encourage public schools to purchase fresh-market produce from local farmers. This helps the local economy, reduces shipping costs, and increases the nutrients in food served to our children. SEED Inc works as a liaison between Child Nutrition Program coordinators and local farmers.