Wayside Farm School is an anomaly. We grow lots of food. In fact, today we delivered more than 600 pounds of squash, potatoes and onions to kitchens and staff. We teach and learn from one another every day.
This week we've had lessons in tree planting and orchard irrigation, crop rotations, and weed identification &
management. In addition to these lessons the more than 20 acres currently in production must be managed. This combination of field experiences and classroom instruction highlight the rich educational opportunities Wayside Farm School offers.
And if that wasn’t evidence enough, we will sit down tomorrow, nearly 30 people strong, to share a meal cooked from fresh farm grown ingredients. We will eat that meal on tables built by our students, on a campus that is literally being constructed by the instructors and students who make this all happen.
This is perhaps a normal experience at farm schools across the country, or on college campuses that specialize in agricultural education....