Classroom Agriculture Program NEEDS YOU!

CapLogo_ColorHelping kids discover the connection between the farm and the food they eat everyday is a rewarding experience.

This may sound like a bit of an advertisement, possibly an editorial, but there is a lot of straight forward facts about this story and it needs the help of volunteers to help make sure it has an ending where kids have all the answers to the 5 “W’s” (who, what, where, when and why) about what they are eating.

The Classroom Agriculture Program in Alberta has started delivering in-class presentations to Calgary and area grade four students this year and they are looking for volunteers to help carry out its programs.

CAP General Manager Karen Spelay says the need for more volunteers is connected to the record number of schools registered for its programs.

“Over 260 classes are registered to receive the program in Calgary alone.  Volunteer support is urgently needed to help fulfill this large demand. Without volunteers we cannot deliver the program to students. If you are employed in the agriculture industry in any way please get involved, your help is necessary,” said Spelay.

To give you an idea of how far this message goes, volunteers give hour-long presentations to 20,000 students every spring and since 1985 the program has delivered the message of where our food comes from to 550,000 students.

The presentations will run until June.

For more information on how to become a volunteer go to www.classroomagriculture.com.