Triton College to sponsor free agriculture camp for teens

Students visit Chicago's best urban farms, meet leaders in the local food movement and learn about jobs in the emerging green economy

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By Community Editor


Triton College is sponsoring a new Sustainable Agriculture Technology program. This free experiential 4-day summer camp, running July 14-17, is designed to provide high school students with a hands-on perspective of the local food system.

Participants will learn about opportunities in the emerging green economy through site visits to urban farms, conversations with innovative entrepreneurs, and tastings at local restaurants. The way that we think about food and farming is being turned up-side-down. 

  • Instructors: Nathan Wright (Triton College) and Cheryl Munoz (The Sugar Beet Coop). 
  • Camp materials: Provided.  24 hours of class time. 
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration: Contact Triton College's Continuing Education Department, (708) 456-0300 x 3500 and register for CMP C50 101 Sustainable Urban Agriculture Camp.  Registration is limited to 20 students, 14 to 18-years-old. 
  • Contact: Nathan Wright, Faculty Member or (708) 456-0300 x 3073 with questions or to be added to our waiting list.

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