Lesson: Animal Health And Safety

A fun and safe way to introduce students to the realities of handling live animals and their pathogens, like a real vet.

Why Communication is Key on an Urban Farm

Lesson: Lasagna Garden Basics

Students will explore compost and growing systems from a biological and chemical basis to understand life systems through a model.

Recycling grass, leaves, manure, food compost, and peat moss used to store root vegetables back into the no-dirt lasagna garden beds.

Lesson: NHCOPS and the Ladder of Life

Students will become familiar with both the periodic table of the elements, periodicity, and the DNA composition of life.

Periodic table of life
We most definitely recycle atoms and molecules!

Lesson: Animal Babies and Health

Students will learn the basics of vet tech, like treating wounds, medicated feed, and identifying illness in small animals.

Lesson: Food From Waste and Ash

Students will learn to make soap from waste products and ash as well as fire starter kits from lint, wax and soap.

Lesson: Food from waste and ash

Lesson: Creating Perfect Fertlizer

Students will explore the molecular nature of fertilizer and its relationship to NHCOPS, the water cycle and the sun.

Lesson: Micro Hydroponics Systems

Students will repurpose takeout container to start growing seedlings in a small hydroponic container with a heat map to promote germination and growth,

Mezzacello and the Urban Ag Tech Camps

In the summer of 2021 Mezzacello was a fantastic series of summer camps designed to expose students to diverse careers in ag.

Lesson: Data 101