We recently hosted our annual Farm Camp. And the children gleaned so much from community farmers and Pine Mountain staff.
Bright and early before the children gathered in the Laurel house for a farm-to-table breakfast, our youth farmhands worked alongside experienced farm staff to hoe the gardens, shape the soil, remove the weeds, and prune excess foliage. They were also fortunate enough to capture another swarm of honey bees, which rested in a willow tree, just above Isaac’s creek in front of the Draper building.
Campers marveled at the process from a distance, as it became a truly teachable moment. Experiences like farm camp, and all of our programs, demonstrate the wonders of the place-based educational approach that the School has been committed to for more than a century!
Grow Appalachia has been a tremendous partner since 2010, helping us to educate multiple generations in a wide variety of sustainable agricultural practices.