Monday, September 13, 2010

Back to Farm School!

School is in full swing this week at the High School for Public Service Youth Farm. Our Summer Youth Employment Program featured in the Daily News in early August seems like forever ago. These students came, saw, and conquered it all: digging new planting beds, saving seeds, harvesting veggies, turning compost, cooking demos, and more.

As we start the 2010-2011 school year, we are talking about expansion of not only the farm, but also the in-school programs. All the 10th graders are enrolled in 'Go Green!' a class focusing on sustainable agriculture and its effects on environmental and personal health. We have a 1-acre outdoor classroom which is a laboratory for science, math, media and design experiments, and we will put it to good use.

Soon Farm Club will resume. In the spring, they loved to dig. Hopefully, they are ready to double capacity, and dig up another 1/4-acre.

If you want to pitch in and get your hands dirty, come join us for volunteer Saturdays: 12-3pm, 600 Kingston Avenue!