The Plot Thickens
From Blair Banks
The Plot Thickens: Urban Agriculture & Partnerships at Marbut Theme School
Andre Mountain, Marcus Knight, Jeff Mather, and Camille Blakely
The session explores the school-wide focus on urban agriculture at Marbut Traditional Theme School in the DeKalb County School District. Marbut has developed plots of land around the campus to cultivate both vegetables and a deep, rich love for agriculture. Leveraging a STEAM class, and community partnerships with artists and entrepreneurs, Marbut is helping its students understand how to develop a sustainable food source in urban spaces. As we have transitioned to a virtual learning platform, students have embraced additional software tools to design structures for the campus, furthering the work of growing crops that will be donated to families in need. As the plot thickens, students become aware of their own power to contribute to the campus in meaningful ways, apply their learning from a broad range of content areas, and effect positive change in metro-Atlanta through their generosity.