June Jordan School for Equity

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The June Jordan School for Equity Farm is Urban Sprouts’ flagship site, operating now for over 10 years and where our educational model was developed.

At ¾ of an acre, this diversified urban farm has over an orchard of over 40 fruit trees and berries, honey bees, chickens, guinea pigs, native plants and pollinator gardens, medicinal and culinary herb gardens, a greenhouse, and mixed in-ground, container vegetable beds.

In October 2016 a Community Kitchen will be constructed within the June Jordan School for Equity Farm, providing a safe and appropriate venue for our students, families, and community partners to cook, eat, learn, and share together.

During the 2016-2017 school year we will deliver the Food Justice elective class during the Fall and Spring semester, working with an estimated 50 students over the course of the year. Sprout Out!, Urban Sprout’s job-training program will also employ 15 JJSE students in a paid after-school internship position.