The Purple Plow encourages students to research scenarios related to food, hunger and sustainability and build their own prototypes to solve the defined problem. Resources provided for facilitators, students and volunteers are written by teachers, aligned to national learning standards and reviewed by industry experts.
The Purple Plow is a great fit for individuals, groups, and 5th through 8th grade classes. It’s perfect for maker spaces, after school programs, in-school lessons, 4-H clubs, library learning, scout troops and more!
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May 15 – August 1, 2018
Americans enjoy an affordable and abundant food supply thanks to farming and ranching families. Every year, one U.S. farm feeds 168 people. But how does that food get from the farm to our plates? What people are involved in the process along the way? This summer, learn the story behind our food firsthand by designing a farm to food truck!
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