A youth-led community garden and greenhouse that will contribute to community food security. The community projects will involve youth in all aspects of the farming cycle.
Add value to the produce
Marketing and branding
The Youth will experience the following:
How to build practical food sovereignty skills.
Agricultural and entrepreneurship training
Marketing and branding training
Fun field trips and camp opportunities
Exposure to careers in agriculture
Practical and soft skill development – critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity
Objectives of the Project:
Equip our youth with food-growing skills.
Create employment opportunities and develop employment skills by exposing our youth to careers along the agri-food spectrum, from entrepreneurship to research, which will include awareness of technology development in the agricultural sector.
To develop youth leadership skills among African Nova Scotian youth
To identify community food security needs and develop a suitable food production model that works best for African Nova Scotia communities.
To close the participation gap of African Nova Scotians in all aspects of agriculture and to promote equitable participation in the agriculture and agri-food sectors.
Imhotep’s Legacy Academy (ILA) is an innovative university-community partnership that uniquely mobilizes university/college students, faculty and community leaders to help improve student success and bridge the achievement gap for Grades 6-12 students of African heritage in Nova Scotia.
Imhotep’s Legacy Academy
1360 Barrington Street, Room J134
Main Level, Sexton Memorial Gymnasium Building
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada