The Cornville Regional Charter School recently opened it's doors in October of 2012. It was the very first charter school in the state. After just over a year, CRCS has in-stated a bold and groundbreaking agriculture education program. Agriculture education or Ag Ed is taught to each class for 60-80 minutes once a week throughout the school year. Students are given a well rounded study of agriculture. CRCS partners with the local farming community to take field trips and have speakers in order to provide a real life application of the topic they are learning about.
In CRCS"s first year running they established a garden, a compost pile, and a chicken coop. These features are the outside classroom which supports the Ag Ed program. The next step to creating this outside classroom is a greenhouse. CRCS is looking for $5,000 in funds to buy a greenhouse and a heating system for the greenhouse. By building the greenhouse, students will be able to learn about greenhouse propagation and have a longer growing season. Building a greenhouse will be one more tool to help students gain a solid understanding of where food comes from, how it is grown, and why it is important to be connected to your food system.