Incorporating the 4 components below,
we provide and guide you with everything you need to start and maintain
any or all of our 3 Drop Collaborative Programs in your community!

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TEACH FARMING

Participants learn agricultural/small farming skills as well as important 21st-century employment and quality of life skills like teamwork, collaboration, self-reliance, and commitment, as well as nutrition.

 

PROVIDE LAND

Private land-owners and land-holding non-profits, community centers, public and private schools, faith-based institutions alike can provide land to scalably house any Drop Collaborative program in urban, suburban and/or rural areas.

Vegetables

DONATE HARVEST

By donating the harvest of the program, DC addresses regional food scarcity and teaches participants the social value of people collaborating together to provide for one another.

MENTOR YOUTH

Children are centered as important participants and/or educational beneficiaries of any Drop Collaborative community-based program.

 

3 Program Models

HIGH SCHOOL MODEL

The Drop Collaborative’s (DC) Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) High School Model is a Senior in High School program.

SAEs allow students to experience the diversity of agriculture and natural resources industries and to gain exposure to agricultural-related career pathways.  

Students apply during Junior year. Acceptance to program is based on attendance, grade point average, AG courses and recommendations.

DC's SAE High School Model incorporates:

  • teaching farming

  • workforce development

  • partnering with non-profits / small business

  • donating harvest to community

  • mentoring youth

Curriculum developed by Dr. Melissa Loveless and recognized by Tennessee Department of Education as a Best Practice CTE Model.

 

RECOVERY MODEL

The Drop Collaborative’s (DC) Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Recovery Model is an adult in-recovery program.

SAEs allow students to experience the diversity of agriculture and natural resources industries and to gain exposure to agricultural-related career pathways.  

DC's SAE Recovery Model incorporates:

  • teaching farming

  • workforce development

  • partnering with non-profits / small business

  • donating harvest to community

  • mentoring youth

Curriculum developed by Dr. Melissa Loveless and recognized by Tennessee Department of Education as a Best Practice CTE Model.

Seedlings
 

HARMONY GARDEN MODEL

The Drop Collaborative’s (DC) Harmony Garden is a program designed for quality of life for Senior populations.

DC's Harmony Garden Model incorporates:

  • teaching gardening

  • music, aromatherapy, art respite

  • partnering with non-profits / small business

  • donating harvest to community

  • mentoring youth

The Harmony Garden Model is currently a pilot program at our homesite.

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