Job Corps
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Gardening/ Urban Farming

Cassadaga Job Corps Center
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Students Go Local and Organic

Students at the Cassadaga Job Corps Academy are exploring healthier lifestyles by adding fresh, locally grown options to their center cafeteria. They are also getting involved with a group that raises awareness of the importance of buying locally.

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Treasure Island Job Corps Center
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Urban Farm Wins Local Award

Treasure Island's 1-acre urban farm project won the 2010 Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) Award for Best Green Community Project, an award given by the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services.

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Brunswick Job Corps Center
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Branches Out

When Brunswick Job Corps Center's Landscaping students began working on the center's ARRA-funded organic garden, many of them had never seen a garden before, much less worked toward harvesting one. The sense of discovery and wonder that comes with planting a small seed, nurturing it, and watching it become food right before your eyes, was new and exciting to the students.

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Atterbury Job Corps Center
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Energy-Saving Practices

Atterbury Job Corps Center, located in Edinburgh, Ind., is taking a high- and low-technology approach to energy efficiency on campus. From highly sensitive automatic light sensors to freshly planted weeping cherry and blue spruce trees, the center’s energy-saving improvement tactics are reducing its impact on the environment.

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More Gardening News
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Q & A with Little Rock's Ruby Allen

Ruby Allen, the Associate Finance and Administrative Director at the Little Rock Job Corps Center, recently attended the Progressive Gardening Trade Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Below is an informal interview about her experience.

Q: What were a few things you learned at the conference?

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Job Corps Gets a Green Thumb
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Centers across the nation plant organic gardens

Organic gardening, made possible with Job Corps' ARRA funds, provides valuable training and healthy food choices for Job Corps students. The individual projects allow students to put into practice the skills they learn in the classroom, and the bountiful crops from the gardens yield yet another opportunity for students to learn about healthy eating. From garden to kitchen, from rake to fork, here are some examples of organic gardening at work.

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St. Louis Job Corps Center
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Makes Aquaponics/Hydroponics Greenhouse a Part of Center Training Culture

A greenhouse at the St. Louis Job Corps Center, in St. Louis, Mo., provides students with a variety of opportunities to learn about energy-efficient systems in heating, cooling, ventilation, and water usage, as well as energy production and the life cycle of plants – experiences that can help students break into urban agriculture, a growing field in Missouri.

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Treasure Island Job Corps Center
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Building a one-acre community urban farm

Treasure Island Job Corps Center in San Francisco is building a one-acre community urban farm. The farm will provide organic food for students, staff, and community members while also promoting healthy lifestyles and educating students about ecology, gardening, composting and sustainable principles.

Ultimately, the urban farm is expected to produce an estimated annual yield of 7,000 to 11,000 pounds of vegetables, 6,000 pounds of fruit and nuts, and more than 1,000 eggs.

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