Sidestreams was born out of partnership with Lighthouse Community School (LCS). Our founder Steve Rock, built two 4 feet by 4 feet garden beds in 2011 at LCS and the rest is history. We provide materials for building projects, seeds, soil, and starts for their garden. We also help coordinate and train volunteers to supplement student labor. The assistance and advice we provide to Geoff Becker, the urban ag. teacher, allows for more one on one instruction for students with special education needs.
In class, students learn how to start plants from seed and are able to sell their plants for a small profit gaining hands-on agribusiness related education. Student learn the basics of planting and harvesting, and caring for chickens. The class also incorporates planting to beautify the surrounding area and occasional cooking with vegetables from the garden.