Turning communitites into Classroooms

PROJECT LOCALIZE

 

PROJECT LOCALIZE is an educational program that helps classrooms identify and promote sustainable economic, cultural and social progress in their communities. Students research what happens in a locally-based food system, conduct interviews with food producers, farmers, and key stakeholders at the local level, then turn their findings into information artworks that illustrate what sustainability looks like in their own backyards. This project-based learning experience concludes by showing students how to share their findings with a series of pop up shows and public events that put a name and a face on food in their communities. Learn more.

BRING THE LEXICON
INTO YOUR CLASSROOM

Project Localize Student Artworks

Farm to Table

Farm to Table

Holistic Management

Holistic Management

Four Season Harvest

Four Season Harvest

Grass Farmer

Grass Farmer

Slaughterhouse Live

Slaughterhouse Live

Food (Re)Considered

Food (Re)Considered

Snapshots of Sustainability

Snapshots of Sustainability

Resilience

Resilience

Recycaccino

Recycaccino

Steward of the Land

Steward of the Land

School Garden

School Garden

Generational Farming

Generational Farming

Social Sustainability

Social Sustainability

Market Makeover

Market Makeover

Lunch Box Heroes

Lunch Box Heroes

Ash Free

Ash Free

Honest Marketing

Honest Marketing

Unconventional Fertilizer

Unconventional Fertilizer

Accountability

Accountability

Value-Driven System

Value-Driven System

Project Localize Impact

Community outreach, informational artwork creation, knowledge of food systems, positive teamwork,
civic engagement, food culture research, and awareness of agricultural practices.

YES, 95.2%
Would you recommend the Project Localize curriculum to other student groups?
YES, 94%
Did you gain knowledge about sustainability?
YES, 79,5%
Did your communication skills improve through Project Localize?
YES, 80,1%
Did your leadership skills improve through Project Localize?
“If I want to make a difference in my food system, I have to show those that represent me that I care and want to see change.”
Student New York
“It is such a fulfilling feeling to share the stories of people, like the farmers and producers I meet, who love their work. With the help of Project Localize, I feel as if the time and effort put into the artwork was worth it after knowing that their stories will be heard nationwide.”
Student New York
“It helped me understand and appreciate the hard work people put in to making the economy and environment better to live in. It is so important to know where your food comes and think this project will help communities realize that there are people and places working hard to make a difference, I think this project was very eye opening.”
Student Ohio
“I found a profound interest in sustainable agriculture and how it all works. I have a feeling that I might be taking an environmental studies-type class in college for sure.”
Student Ohio
“This project made me want to start a garden near my house and try to educate myself on what is happening in the World.”
Student Hawaii

“It’s important for the next generation to know what methods are used to produce their food.”

Elena – 12th grade

PROJECT LOCALIZE AWARDS

Winners chosen by our panel of esteemed judges.

Winners from the Project Localize Awards are invited to join the Lexicon of Sustainability in Washington, D.C. to present their work on Capitol Hill.

“We should help family farms by shopping at our local farmer’s market: it’s healthier for us and helps our environment!”

Tessa – 12th grade