City Slickers

Learning about the importance of agriculture through engaging, hands-on activities.cityslickers_colour

The Stony Plain Multicultural Heritage Centre City Slickers program is a powerful one-day event that introduces more than 1,200 grade 4 and 5 students annually to the many facets of agriculture and draws in some 250 volunteers. Children develop an understanding and appreciation for food firsthand – where it comes from and how it is produced – from gate to plate. The City Slickers Program brings together  farmers, producers and consumers. With the continuing support of Ag for Life, a scalable delivery model has been developed.

The goal is to expand from its original community of Stony Plain to communities across Alberta. Similar events in Barrhead, Innisfail and Athabasca have given over 500 students the chance to spend a day immersed in the agriculture sector.

Judy Unterschultz, Executive Director of the Multicultural Heritage Centre, says, “City Slickers is an excellent example of a program that would no longer be offered if it were not for sustainable funding support from Ag for Life. The leadership and funding model will make a significant difference in the number and quality of agriculture education programs in Alberta.”

If your community is interested in hosting a City Slicker’s event contact Ag for Life for more details

If you are interested in being a host farm contact Ag for Life for more details

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