Restorative Agriculture is a system of growing practices and principles which educates and empowers individuals to learn how to restore our damaged ecosystems. Restorative practices rebuild nutrient rich soil, increase biodiversity, improve watersheds and enhance sustainable stewardship. They offer increased vitality and resilience in the communities where the commitment to regenerative agriculture is high.
As an Urban Farm School located in the middle of a food desert, the Verdi EcoSchool is committed to growing resilient food systems, educating the public about food independence/food justice and working with students to break generations of unsustainable environmental practices.
We are proud to be co-founders of the first teaching and learning community garden in the city of Melbourne as well as conscientious caretakers of two micro-farms which demonstrate restorative permaculture practices. Our compost program partnership with Good Earth, a nonprofit organization in Melbourne, is a model for local public schools. Our agricultural science educators work with local school garden programs to inspire educators to bring regenerative practices into traditional classrooms.
Sustainable agriculture courses are a mandatory experience for students in all grades at EcoSchool.
HELP US GROW
Cultivating sustainable food-producing
farms is a community effort and we welcome volunteers who are willing to jump in and get dirty! If you would like to get involved in our garden projects, let us know using the button above. We will reply with an invitation to view our garden calendar, where you will be able to enter your availability.
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that accepts tax-deductible donations of native and/or edible plants and seeds, soil, mulch, and gardening tools. We also accept monetary donations to support ongoing projects at each of our three educational farm locations in the Eau Gallie Arts District.