The Drop Collaborative (DC) is a Community Wealth-Building Initiative.
Designed to educate, innovate, match and combine local resources while addressing food scarcity - on our site or yours.
Utilizing DC’s missions and goals, each DC initiative is adapted and scaled appropriately for the needs of the local community.
DC is an award-winning initiative recognized for their curriculum and approach by the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts.
DC & Kids Like Us Collaboration
“When the world is focused on the disability, we focus on the possibility.”
Utilizing Kids Like Us approximately 2 acre flat land behind their school, the Drop Collaborative (DC), will utilize DC’s missions and goals - Teach Farming, Donate Harvest, Mentor Youth and adapted appropriately for their community.
In addition to these goals, the DC’s agricultural curriculum workforce development component will build the inter-organizational skills necessary to reach Kids Like Us 10-year goal of developing a self-sustaining, holistic gated communities for Kids Like Us participants in which fresh food and agricultural products are grown, consumed, stored and sold.
Free Coloring Book & Crayons
All kindergarten-age children in the area* to get the
free coloring book
"The Story of the Drop Collaborative"
that teaches farming & community service
plus free crayons
with the illustrated by local artist, Maria Venable.
A DC FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
APPLICATIONS OF DC
DC IN ACTION
DC IS YOUR RESOURCE HUB
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OUTREACH /DEVELOPMENT OF NEW MODELS
DC is always seeking Undergraduate & Graduate Students to expand our outreach to other communities / landowners and to develop new community models utilizing the four principles:
PROVIDE LAND • TEACH FARMING
DONATE HARVEST • MENTOR YOUTH