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Kids’ sustainability


Our very first project as a nonprofit was installing solar hot water heaters in a Chatham County school. Through innovative and creative programs like our Chef Challenge and Cafeteria Man, we educated the school administration and community about the importance of nutrition and local food.

For two years, we ran a Kid’s Sustainability Summer Camp, teaching kids where their food and energy comes from, getting them out in nature, and teaching them DIY sustainability skills.  We incorporate kids into lots of our events, like our special kids’ area at PepperFest, with the cardboard play zone, face painting and giant bubbles.

Currently, we run a summer camp called Bikes and Barnyards. We partner with Triangle Bikeworks and Sparkroot Farm to bring farming, nature, biking and repair/safety to our region’s children.


Kids learn about vermiculture at our sustainability tours.

We host  tours of our Eco-Industrial Park for school groups, scout troops and other groups, where kids can learn about renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, pollinator habitat, medicinal and culinary herbs, conservation, edible landscapes, composting, water conservation, hydroponics, aquaponics, vermiculture digestion, and green building.

Kids’ Sustainability Projects:

If you have ideas of how we can help kids to learn about sustainability and local economy, and empower them to build resilient community, get in touch!


A school group picnics on the lawn at our Eco-Industrial Park.

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“…We have barely disembarked into life…we’ve only just now been born, let’s not fill our mouths with so many uncertain names, with so many sad labels, with so many pompous letters, with so much yours and mine, with so much signing of papers. I intend to confuse things, to unite them, make them new-born intermingle them, undress them, until the light of the world has the unity of the ocean, a generous wholeness, a fragrance alive and crackling.”
― Pablo Neruda