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What is the Purple Plow?

The Purple Plow encourages students to research scenarios related to food, hunger and sustainability and build their own prototypes to solve the defined problem. Resources provided for facilitators, students and volunteers are written by teachers, aligned to national learning standards and reviewed by industry experts.

Is it for you?

The Purple Plow is a great fit for individuals, groups, and 5th through 8th grade classes. It’s perfect for maker spaces, after school programs, in-school lessons, 4-H clubs, library learning, scout troops and more!

Watch this short video to learn more

Current Challenge

May 15 – August 1, 2018

Americans enjoy an affordable and abundant food supply thanks to farming and ranching families. Every year, one U.S. farm feeds 168 people. But how does that food get from the farm to our plates? What people are involved in the process along the way? This summer, learn the story behind our food firsthand by designing a farm to food truck!

Recent Challenge Winners

From the Save The Soil Challenge
August – November, 2017

Team 1
West Central Middle School Library Makerspace
Hartford, SD
Educator: DaNann Kistler

Team Erosion, No Eroding
Port Orange, FL
Educator: Priya Muthukumaravelu

Team 11
Laupāhoehoe Community Public Charter School
Laupāhoehoe, Hawaiʻi
Educator: Aaron Mickelson