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Dallas

Urban Farming
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Course Details

DATES
June 26-July 3, 2022

8DAYS

Arrival City
Dallas, TX
TUITION
$2299*

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AVAILABILITY
14 Spaces

Alongside our partner, Bonton Farms, you will learn about food deserts, urban farming, racial injustice, and systemic oppression.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This program will take you to Bonton, a South Dallas community and “food desert” where 63% of residents lack personal transportation and the nearest grocery store is a 3-hour round-trip bus ride away.

While in Bonton, you will work shoulder-to-shoulder with Bonton Farms to maintain the garden and farm. At the same time, you will learn from community members about how Bonton Farms is working to disrupt systems of inequity and redefine community through their nutrition, housing, mentorship, and education programs. Additionally, you will be spending time supporting the work of Agape Clinic, whose mission is to provide quality health care services to underserved people in Dallas to grasp both Dallas’s rich history and the inequalities the city faces today.

*Please note that programs are subject to change based on the health and safety of participants and our partners.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Get your hands dirty while supporting one of the country’s largest urban farms.

Explore how racial injustice and systemic oppression prevented opportunities in Bonton.

Learn how Bonton Farms is “redefining community” through its various programs.

Course Elements

1 is the least rigorous, 5 is the most rigorous

5
LEARNING SERVICE
You will learn about food deserts, urban farming, racial injustice, and systemic oppression alongside our partners.
5
CURRICULUM
Prior to your travels, you will complete an online curriculum to gain background knowledge for your experience. While traveling, you will learn through engaging articles, cultural experiences, and group reflections.
1
TREKKING
You will spend time exploring various cultural sites on foot. However, these activities only require short walks.
4
LIVING CONDITIONS
You will be staying at a hostel or AirBnB with the group.
1
ON THE MOVE
You will explore various neighborhoods in the city that require short drives.
2
REMOTENESS
You spend most of your time exploring different neighborhoods in the Dallas metropolitan area.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival Day.

Day 2

Introduction to our nonprofit partners (Agape Clinic & Bonton Farms).

Day 3

Project work with Bonton Farms. Afternoon learning about the Dallas Metropolitan area.

Day 4

Project work with Bonton Farms. Afternoon learning about the Dallas Metropolitan area.

Day 5

Project work with Bonton Farms. Afternoon learning about the Dallas Metropolitan area.

Day 6

Project work with Bonton Farms. Afternoon learning about the Dallas Metropolitan area.

Day 7

Project work with Bonton Farms. Afternoon learning about the Dallas Metropolitan area.

Day 8

Departure day.

NOTE

Itineraries are subject to change based on the health and safety of participants and our partners.

Dallas : In Three Phases

1

PRE-COURSE CURRICULUM

Prior to your departure, you will be guided by your course instructors through a series of interactive, online lessons designed to help you engage with other members of your group while gaining important context for your experience.

2

FIELD STUDY

The majority of the days at each site are spent learning from our local partners and serving alongside them shoulder-to-shoulder. You will learn through service and experiences designed to help you understand the local context, culture, and history.

3

LIFELONG NETWORK

Ethical leadership is a lifelong journey. After your experience, you will become a part of the Shoulder-to-Shoulder network. This network of past alumni and partners is designed to inspire and support your journey in ethical leadership.

Travel Journal

During the travel phase of each SStS course, you will spend time reflecting and processing your experience. As this is our first year running the program we do not have any travel posts. Please check back soon.

Important Details

TUITION*

Tuition (students from partner schools): $2199
Tuition (students from non-partner schools): $2299

*Students attending a partner school receive a tuition discount. Click HERE to see partner schools. Please note that tuition does not include airfare.

AIRFARE

Students are responsible for booking their own flights to meet the group in Dallas. Once enrolled our admissions team will assist you in choosing the correct arrival and departure times.

FINANCIAL AID

SStS is in search of curious, compassionate, globally-minded students from all backgrounds. We will do all that we can financially to support students who require assistance. If you would like to be considered for financial assistance, please indicate this on the application.  Resources are limited and tend to be less than 50% of tuition.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

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