Learn from a farmer. Taste local food. Create art with a local artist. Support AgArts—a new experience together.
Agriculture isn’t new to southwest Iowa, but AgArts is. With fewer children growing up on a farm and more families living in cities and commuting to work, people eat faster and are less aware of where their food comes from. By using an interdisciplinary approach of science and art, participants can engage in a wide range of fun and educational opportunities on farms. This can include learning the importance of soil health from a farmer and sculpting a pinch pot using clay soil from that farm, taking a photo of a farm landscape, or composing and performing a story. AgArts promotes our rural area and supports our local farmers. Using art on farms can change our consciousness, making us more mindful of our food system.
This summer, Golden Hills RC&D is coordinating seven ag arts camps in four southwest Iowa counties. These ag arts camps are offered to all ages and abilities, youth and senior clubs, homeschoolers, families, and more. We’re limited to 25 participants per camp, and reservations are filling quickly.
If you’re interested in attending an ag arts camp or sponsoring a camper or camp, please contact Tina Bakehouse at 712.482.3029 or Tina@goldenhillsrcd.org to make a reservation. Registration online is coming soon to our website: www.goldenhillsrcd.org or a check can be mailed to Golden Hills RC&D 712 S HWY St. PO Box 189 Oakland, IA 51560. Mention “Ag Arts” in the memo.