I’ve been searching for summer camps for my kids. While searching I found 21 Acres a local farm that teaches people all about local food and sustainable living. I think it’s so important for kids and adults to learn about farming and where food comes from. The 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living in Woodinville, Washington is a nonprofit learning center and living laboratory focusing on organic agriculture, sustainable living and green building technologies. And they do have a summer camp but their details for summer camp haven’t been posted quite yet. However they do have quite a few classes you can take. Below is a list of resources for the technologies and products that have been integral in establishing the 21 Acres Center as a leader in green building.
- Insulated Concrete Forms
- Radiant Flooring
- Ground Source Heat Pump System
- Living Roof
- Rooftop Solar Panels and Energy Technologies
- Windows, Skylights and Lighting
- Water Conservation and Wastewater Management
- Healthy Building Controls, Fixtures and Materials
When we truly understand where our food comes from and how it is produced, we are better able to support systems of agriculture that are healthier for people and the environment. When we become aware of the significant impact that our buildings have on the environment, we begin to understand the importance of developing and supporting technologies that lessen that impact.
21 Acres incorporates a whole-systems approach to solving issues around the availability of wholesome food, small-scale food economies, environmental conservation and sustainable living.
Learning Center and Education Program: The Learning Center at 21 Acres provides classrooms and meeting spaces that are available to the community at low-cost. The 21 Acres Education Program, along with partnering educational institutions, offers classes in a variety of areas, from health and lifestyle enhancement to green building technologies and sustainable living practices.