Do you sometimes feel like going to school is like living in a bubble? Do you want to burst the bubble and get out into the real world, get hands on experience working with real world issues? This winter and spring break Our School at Blair Grocery invites you to join us for a Domestic Study Abroad Trip working with local youth in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward we are calling:
Taking it out of the classroom and into the garden: working towards AnOther America
Service learners arrive
Welcome and Introduction
Tour of OSBG Site
Workshop: Solidarity vs. Charity
Movie and debrief: Trouble the Water
Rotating Urban Farming Workshops in small groups: Composting
Workshop: AnOther America
Documentary with debrief: Boys of Baraka
Rotating Urban Farming Workshops in small groups: Sprouts and Microgreens
Neighborhood Mini-tour: shopping at the corner store
Workshop: Spotlight on Food Justice... Can we do justice just by growing food?
Documentary and Debrief: FRESH The Movie
Rotating Urban Farming Workshops in small groups: Growing in raised beds
Workshop: Where was the other 98.999% when we were
occupying wall street?
Movie and Debrief: The Matrix and the Will to Believe
Rotating Urban Farming Workshops in small groups: Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms can save the world
Workshop: Visioning a 100% New Orleans
Movie: V for Vendetta
Workshop: Lil’ Wayne and Garrison Keillor building the compost pile? What!? Why!?
Debrief: The role of service learners in building a more just and civically engaged future, and imagining The Third Space
Rotating Urban Farming Workshops in small groups: sale$ and marketing
Workshop: Project Planning: Where do we go from here?
Debrief: Reflecting on the experience and preparing to return to the bubble.
The fee to participate in a trip is sliding scale from $100-$500 per person with group rates available. Food and lodging included.