Want to share the principals of sustainability, renewable energy and organic farming? The Mississippi Mobile Farm on Wheels project can bring all this and more to you no matter what corner of the state you live in. Request a visit to your school, organization or event by contacting us today at firstname.lastname@example.org. See below for details.
SCHOOLS AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
- $200 fee + $.40/mile for travel
- Includes one hour presentation (can be for one or multiple classes/groups)
- Each additional hour is $50
BUSINESSES AND CORPORATIONS
- $500 fee + $.40/mile for travel
- Includes one hour presentation (can be for one or multiple groups)
- Each additional hour is $100
- Since large events (Farmer’s Markets, Festivals, Conferences, etc) are an opportunity for us to fundraise and ask for donations we will try to attend all events requested that are within 30 miles of Gaining Ground offices in Starkville, MS free of charge.
- All events that require a drive of more than 30 miles will be asked to pay $.40/mile for travel.
We have presentations fit for all ages, from pre-school to college. On the bus, there are worm bins, compost bins, a bee-hive (soon with live bees – don’t worry, they’ll be behind a glass plate), an model of lasagna gardening, a rain barrel as well as chickens and a variety of plants (herbs and veggies) growing. Soon we hope to be bringing a pot-bellied pig, sheep or goat along but we aren’t quite set up for that yet. We teach lessons on all of the above, as well as rainwater harvesting, soil building, sustainable gardening, the water cycle, renewable energy (the bus runs on waste vegetable/kitchen grease and bio-diesel as well as solar power). All demonstrations are interactive and opportunities for engaged, hands-on learning.
We do also have limited scholarships available if need be and would be happy to provide fundraising ideas if you’d like. To request information on either of these options, contact us at email@example.com.
What We Ask From YOU:
- Parking Spaces Blocked Off
- The bus requires a space of approximately 40′x10′ with the ability to get in and get out easily
- Green Space (preferably in the shade) if you would like for us to bring animals
- This could be a sports field, lawn or anything unpaved/non-gravel
- If a school or youth group, a ratio of one adult supervising per 10 children
- A Contact Person (name, phone number and email address) to meet us when we arrive
- Name of all local newspapers and television stations for us to send a press-release to
- Above fees must be paid in advance
What You Can Expect From US:
- Fun, engaging and informative lessons designed by Mississippi educators specifically for this program
- Interactive, hands-on activities
- Professional demonstrations
- Both pre- and post-visit recommendations for in-class activities, crafts or projects
- An exciting and popular addition to your event
- An experience you won’t soon forget and your students/members/visitors will be talking about for years to come!