Farmer Frog is developing a Kindergarten to 12th grade STEM-based curriculum that we call “SOIL to STEM”: Social Outreach Innovative Learning (SOIL) leading to Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). SOIL to STEM is a project-based, hands-on learning system rooted in agriculture that helps children succeed in the 21st Century. The curriculum incorporates the Farmer Frog school gardens and meets both Common Core requirements and Next Generation Science Standards.
Our team works with educators to integrate the SOIL to STEM curriculum with the gardens at their schools. We help teachers to teach all subjects they would teach in a classroom and integrate sustainable farming—which relies on many academic fields, including agricultural engineering, agroecology, and systems thinking. The Farmer Frog team has several members who are themselves active or retired teachers, ranging from preschool through college levels.