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.     

Current Initiatives

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

OUR GOAL

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.

LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP...

     A DC FOR YOUR COMMUNITY     

APPLICATIONS OF DC

DC IN ACTION

     DC IS YOUR RESOURCE HUB     

DC provides course curriculum and partner resources, as well as your community becoming a member of our research and development hub. 

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DC is scalable to any size/type of property or participants - in urban, suburban, rural & exurban settings.

 

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​Learn about the economic benefits to the participants and the community.

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TWO COMMUNITY MODELS:

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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 

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