Farm Club

Our growing space at Martin Luther King High School was established in 2014 to teach life skills related to urban farming and nutrition to students affected by intellectual disabilities and autism. The program, which is called Farm Club, centers on experiential learning that connects classroom lessons with real-life application, focusing on practical and vocational life skills that lead to increased independence. Through the process of working in the garden and greenhouse, students learn valuable life skills such as cooperatively completing tasks, following multi-step directions, developing fine and gross motor functions, and learning about food production, simple meal preparations, and how to make healthy choices—all skills necessary for living independent lives and building self‐confidence.