This project shows the power of being reconnected to the earth and learning principles of community and self-reliance. The students read several classics that take place in an agrarian setting so they see the value and growth that comes from hard work. They learn what Will DeMille named the 6 Mini-Ag Ideals and the Georgic Principles (entrepreneurism, forgiveness, self-validation, community interdependence, etc.) which are not only part of agriculture but part of life.
There is a strong emphasis on the power of spiritually creating something before physically creating it, and the students plan a georgic project which can be anything from planning and growing a garden to raising bees or poultry.
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Taught by: Levi & Carrie Call, McKay Call (youth)
Time: 2:15 - 4:00 PM