We couldn’t be more excited about the first-ever sessions of Arcadia Farm Camp, starting next week! We’re getting ready for digging, planting, watering, weeding, and trying to stay cool.
We think that it’s going to be a pretty special time, and from the beginning, we wanted to include as many young farmers as possible. Now, thanks to the support of our awesome partners, we’ve been able to provide nine scholarships to some growing gardeners from low-income households.
So many thanks to the following partners:
- With the help of our friends at Chipotle, we were able to offer eight camp scholarships to kids from low-income families. We’re so glad that these young farmers will be joining us next week!
- The amazingly generous staff at Cowgirl Creamery in Penn Quarter saved their tips from the summer so far and donated them to Arcadia Farm Camp. Their kindness will give yet another young person from a low-income family the opportunity to attend camp.
- Our friends over at SCAN-VA (Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia) helped connect us with interested families through their support group for Spanish-speaking parents. The group helps parents become effective leaders in their home and in their community and SCAN is dedicated to helping promote the well-being of children in the Northern Virginia region. We’re so glad to be able to work with them!
Extra special thanks also go out to our Tufts Summer Fellow Tom Chalmers, who helped out with some last-minute translation of our materials for Spanish-speaking parents.
Post is cross-posted on the Arcadia blog.