9-12 Program

STEM Learning Through Agriculture and Entrepreneurship

Farming The Future’s high school curriculum packages are designed to engage students in several STEM fields by using agriculture as the thread to connect engineering concepts, physics, chemistry, biology, and earth/space sciences. They also introduce important life skills and entrepreneurial concepts. 

Add a school garden, greenhouse, or aquaponics system to expand your students’ investment in STEM concepts and their real world applications.  Farming The Future offers:

  • Indoor and outdoor options
  • Mix and Match lessons to augment any science or business course
  • NGSS aligned activities
  • All growing materials included
  • 24/7 Expert support and growing guides

Full Year or Enrichment

NGSS

Indoor & Outdoor options

Why choose a Farming the Future curriculum:

Farming The Future’s high school curriculum options provide the following benefits:

what you get

Why we do this:

Farming the Future believes that agriculture is one of the most truly enriching fields for learning. Seeing plants grow from seed to their edible end product is a wonderful and empowering experience for students. Agriculture teaches science by connecting with chemistry, physics, biology and engineering in units that go far beyond just planting seeds. 

Agriculture is one of the oldest labors of humanity and is always ripe for innovation and discovery. We believe that teaching students the basics of growing and business skills can provide them with insight and opportunities in many careers they may not know exist. 



School gardens have been proven to affect change in a wide variety of fields including overall student health. Integrating gardens with core STEM concepts and comprehensive lessons has the potential to improve both academic achievement and social emotional learning. Studies have shown that including gardens in the learning environment supports:

  • Enhanced overall academic achievement in K-12 settings, including grades and test scores.
  • Increases in school engagement and positive attitudes about school and learning.
  • Improved knowledge, attitudes and behaviors regarding food literacy, nutrition, healthy behaviors, as well as fruit and vegetable consumption among faculty and learners.
    • When schools offer gardens, 44.2 percent of students are found to eat more fruits and vegetables.
    • Gardens have the potential to minimize diet-related diseases in students, such as obesity and diabetes, through the promotion of eating fresh fruits and vegetables, specifically for high-risk, low-income students.
    • Increased physical activity during the school day.
    • A demonstrated willingness to try new foods and healthier options in both early childhood and K-12 age groups.
  • Providing students with opportunities for social and emotional growth; improved life skills, successful group dynamics, self-esteem, social skills and behavior.

Unit Options:

Distance Learning Program

Farming The Future’s DLP is a flagship program, originally geared towards middle schoolers, consisting of a digital platform for an entire year’s curriculum. It can be used to remediate STEM concepts for high school students who have struggled to understand these in the traditional setting. The curriculum includes biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and earth/space science all connected to agriculture through activities and experiments that can be done in the classroom or at home with all student materials included. The DLP gives online access for students, teachers & administrators to lessons created by world class experts and educators. Contains weekly assessments and support for teachers including digital gradebook and online tech support. Contains multiple optional modifications for a variety of learning difficulties.

Tabletop Learning Laboratory

The Tabletop Learning Laboratory provides students an opportunity to grow microgreens at their tables in the classroom or at home. The included activities allows students to experiment on energy, chemical and physical changes, and many other topics. The unit covers twelve NGSS standards in physical science, chemistry, life science, and engineering.

Raised Garden Unit

The Raised Garden program is designed to get learners growing outside and in the classroom. Integrating nine NGSS standards with the STEM enrichment curriculum and everything you need to grow a successful school garden in a compact space. Bring the Farm to School connection onto your campus. Turn any 10’ x 10’ space into a growing outdoor classroom as a standalone garden or as part of a larger existing school garden.

Grow Bag Labs

The Grow Bag Labs give students the opportunity to grow various different sets of plants that will end up as a product that the student can enjoy. Choose between the salsa, pesto, or tea grow bags to have the materials needed to learn agriculture while growing to enjoy these edible treats. Choose the pollinator grow bag and bring colorful insects into your garden or right outside the door.

Ultimate Microgreens Kit

Welcome to the wonderful world of growing your own delicious, nutritious, and beautiful microgreens. Growing microgreen is a great way to add extra flavor as well as vitamins and minerals to your meals. Students will love growing them too as they learn the basic principles of agriculture in small indoor gardens that will yield delicious and nutritious crops with high market value.

Meera Jagroop

Associate Director of Curriculum

who will guide you

Associate Director of Curriculum

Meera Jagroop is a museum educator, exhibition designer, and naturalist. Meera has an M.S.Ed in Museum Education and B.S. in Natural History and Interpretation.

Enhanced overall academic achievement in K-12 settings, including grades and test scores.

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