Amir was founded by friends from summer camp who understood the unique opportunity summer camps and other youth-oriented community spaces have to provide impactful social justice education. Since 2009, Amir has facilitated garden and farm-based education for thousands of youth across North America. Our greatest strength lies in “training the trainer,” using our resources available to teach our Farmers teaching techniques and stewardship skills that help passionate young adults become talented farm educators. Over the years, we have developed a model that allows any summer camp to have a beautiful, educational farm each and every summer. We are driven by the impact our program has on campers learning where their food comes from, Farmers developing their skills as educators, and our partner communities committing themselves to social justice and sustainability. Amir is seeking to build a “generation of farmers” - a camper planting a seed for the first time and later saving the seed from the crop for next year, a Farmer helping counselors sort trash from compost, a camp community committing to ethical food purchasing. As the Amir community grows, we are excited to spread our educational model and commitment to justice in all forms.
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