Youth Educator Videos

This collection of videos features SARE grantees sharing information about the work that they’ve done as youth educators.

SARE’s video series “What is Sustainable Agriculture” highlights some common practices farmers and ranchers across the country use to improve economic viability, quality of life and environmental stewardship.
MaryEllen St. Angelo is the Director of the Teter Organic Farm Camp in Noblesville, Indiana. They received support from SARE to teach camp attendees more about the connection between ecology and agriculture.
Skylar Falter is the Buy Fresh, Buy Local program coordinator for Nebraska, located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received a SARE grant to help 15-22 year-old students learn more about sustainable food systems and direct marketing.
Youth Livestock Sustainability Workshop in WI, February 18, 2017, featuring Trisha Wagner and Jessie Oberlin.
Sola Gratia Farm received SARE support to work with community organizations to develop community gardens and youth programming at Douglas Park in Urbana, Illinois.
Therese Zimmerman-Niemier runs Bertrand Farm Inc., a not-for-profit, educational farm facility in Niles, MI. Bertrand Farm provides project-based education for all ages, including internship opportunities for students who are interested in organic production and/or experiential education.
Alice’s Garden provides models of regenerative farming, community cultural development, and economic agricultural enterprises for the global landscape. With a SARE grant, they helped families learn how to cultivate vegetables and create menus reflecting cultural food traditions. 
Lance Kraai is the operations director at New City Neighbors, an urban nonprofit organization with a farm in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has received SARE grants to support small scale vegetable production, value added production, and youth educational programs. This video is Kraai's presentation at the 2022 Tri-State CSA Conference.
Greg Fripp has been building aquaponic systems for small and emerging farms since 1999 with his Nebraska company, Whispering Roots. With SARE support, he conducted systems design research and crop growth research with community youth.
Big Muddy Urban Farm is a non-profit, educational farm in Omaha, Nebraska, working to provide access to sustainable agriculture for community members. They received SARE support to allow their Farmer Residency Program to collaborate with the Gifford Park Youth Garden Program.
Youth Sustainable Sheep Production Workshop in WI, April 18, 2017, featuring Deanna and Duane Klindworth, and Jessie Oberlin.
Youth Sustainable Swine Production Workshop in WI, May 16, 2017, featuring Ryan Mickelson and Jessie Oberlin.
DeKalb County Community Gardens is an organization that facilitates school and neighborhood gardens in DeKalb, IL. What began as a small garden plot behind a middle school in 2009 has expanded to include more than 12 sites throughout the DeKalb community with support from SARE.
Amber Marlow is the extension director at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College near Hayward, Wisconsin. She has received two SARE grants to engage students and community members in sustainable, traditional food production.