Baltimore Urban Gardening with Students Hosts Youth Farmer's Market

BALTIMORE, May 15, 2024 ~ The 26th Annual Youth Farmer's Market, organized by Baltimore Urban Gardening with Students (BUGS), a program operated by The Crossroads School, a Living Classrooms Foundation Charter School, is set to take place on Saturday, May 18th. The event will be held from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Crossroads School located at 802 S. Caroline St in Baltimore.

This highly anticipated market showcases the educational integration of urban gardening, farming, and financial literacy. Students from the BUGS program will be in charge of running the entire market, providing attendees with an opportunity to purchase fresh produce, eggs, seedlings, handcrafted items, and freshly made food - all cultivated and created by the students themselves.

Jacob Prosnit, Director at The Crossroads School expressed his excitement for the event stating that "Our Youth Farmer's Market provides an important opportunity for students to apply their learning in a practical environment, engaging with the community while developing financial and entrepreneurial skills."

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The market will feature a variety of goods including freshly harvested produce, eggs, honey, herbs and seedlings for gardening enthusiasts. In addition to this, attendees can also expect to find handcrafted items such as jewelry, candles and soap made by the students. For those looking for a bite to eat, there will be fresh homemade food options prepared by the students.

This event is a significant part of Living Classrooms Foundation's mission to enhance personal, academic and social development among Baltimore's youth through hands-on learning programs. The community is encouraged to show their support for these young entrepreneurs and agriculturists by attending the market and engaging with them.

The Crossroads School is a tuition-free public charter school that provides an exceptional education to 162 students in grades 6-8 at the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center on their East Harbor Campus. The school is dedicated to fostering an educational community that supports whole-child development and prepares students for success beyond the classroom.

Don't miss out on this exciting event that not only supports the local community but also empowers young minds to become future leaders in agriculture and entrepreneurship.
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