The Ambassadors
Program

The Green House Venture Advancing the study of Bio-science and Urban Agriculture in Elementary Education.

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Our Goals

  • Introduce children to a rich, hands-on learning experience that improves bioscience education.
  • Increase student understanding of proper nutrition, and encourage families to adopt healthier everyday habits.
  • Lead more students to careers in bioscience to meet the pressing need to fill emerging jobs in science and agriculture.
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Groundbreaking Partnership

The Venture is built on a collaboration that includes Saint Louis University, Washington University (others) and four elementary schools forming a cohesive urban education partnership.

Hands-On Learning

Kids from Alliance schools will learn to plant, harvest, and cook healthy food in a real-world production facility, one that supplies produce for school-lunches to children in need.

New Ways of Teaching

Students learn to plant, harvest, and cook healthy food in a real-world production setting that eventually can supply produce to children-in-need through school lunch programs.

Model for Sustainability

The Venture is built on a collaboration that includes Saint Louis University, Washington University, Harris Stowe University and four elementary schools forming a cohesive urban education partnership.

Community Connections

Children from diverse backgrounds grow, cook, and learn together, engaging their families and adding strength and vitality to the web of urban life.

Innovative Urban Agriculture

Growing techniques bring plants and fish together in micro-ecosystems, and reclaim an Interstate Hwy. 44 embankment for native Missouri crops.