Knox College Presents Free Youth Summer Camp on Growing, Preparing "Local Food"
GALESBURG -- Knox College presents a free, week-long, youth academic
camp focused on growing and preparing local foods. "Farm to Fork" will
be held in two sessions, July 8-12 and August 5-9. The camp is taught
by Peter Schwartzman, associate professor and chair of environmental
studies at Knox, and Matt Wallen, manager of Growing Together, an
urban agriculture educational center in Galesburg.
The camp is open to students living in Knox County who will enter
grades 6 through 10 this fall. The sessions, which will include a
lunch on the Knox campus at no additional charge, will be held daily,
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Each session is limited to 15 students. Admission is based on an
application. Applications are available on-line at
Registrations for the July 8-12 session are due July 3. Registrations
for the August 5-9 session are due by July 31.
The camp is funded by a Crop Specialty Grant from the Illinois
Department of Agriculture to Knox County and the Galesburg Regional
Economic Development Agency.
Additional information about the camp is available from Professor
Schwartzman at 309-341-7142, or via e-mail to <