Amir is committed to three pillars of sustainability: Social, Environmental, and Economic. We aim to mirror these pillars throughout all aspects of our work, and maintain that educating the next generation to be more empathetic, moral individuals will contribute to the long-lasting and flourishing existence of our Earth and all living things. This is how we see ourselves as part of the system.
We maintain that much of the social power of camp lies in the role modeling that takes place between young adult staff and campers. Our Farming Fellowship harnesses the power of this relationship, and grants Amir Farmers the opportunity to impact the lives of children, teaching them about social responsibility and empowering them to be agents of change in their own communities.
There is no competition in a garden, only coexistence and the sharing of goods. Camps are supported by their parent and camper clientele, and in turn, are able to enter financial relationships with Amir. Through our work, we support local businesses and provide summer employment for young adults.
Amir helps camps turn unused fields into growing classrooms. Through this, Amir demonstrates and upholds the value of locally sourced food. Our program directly teaches children how to grow, prepare, and store food. Our work rejuvenates our Earth, grows our connection to the land, and brings important nutrients back to the children that eat from it.
Amir Farmers invite children and youth to learn and participate in flourishing environments while remembering our communal obligations to ourselves, our friends, and our land. The garden is an ever-evolving ecosystem, and we find that anyone can learn the skill of gardening.