147. Giving Kids an Urban Farming Education with Jim Bruner

Food is essential to our lives, but kids rarely get a chance to understand where it comes from – or how to participate in the process. Jim Bruner is the farmer extraordinaire at the Mezzacello, an urban farm in the middle of downtown Columbus which hosts programs that expose local kids to urban farming. We discuss how last year’s events went and what lessons he’s learned that will be applied as the project moves in the future.

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We unbox:

  • Why Jim created Mezzacello
  • Mezzacello summer camp programming
  • Creating a positive learning environment through play
  • Lessons Jim learned working with kids
  • Long-term impact of the program
  • Designing your own backyard curriculum



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