Richmond High School
The Richmond High Urban Agriculture Institute is a program of Urban Tilth, and is comprised of a credit based course called Urban Agriculture and the Industrial Food System. This class surveys various issues surrounding our food system not only in this country, but also globally. We cover topics ranging from politics, economics, and health, to urban planning, and social movements. We offer urban agriculture as a possible solution for many of these complex issues. In this capacity we provide training from seed to harvest in order to equip our students with the skills they would need to maintain their own gardens. This includes lessons in horticulture and botany, as well as nutrient cycles and sustainable crop rotation. We are constantly looking for other skills to incorporate into our curriculum, and have decided that teaching business skills would be an incredible asset to provide our students.