In 2008 we’re officially adding a homesteading and organic gardening component to our programs. it’s nothing new; for ten semester programs, our students have played an active role in living sustainably on the land. But now we’re making it a formal part of the semester experience. Students will have garden space to grow some of their own food during the semester, and we’ll be including more sustainability workshops as part of the semester program curriculum.
Our growing philosophy focuses on edible perennials and an annual vegetable garden.
Our reason for doing this is that a program focusing on traditional human interaction with the natural world can’t, in good conscience, ignore the realities of food production and it’s relevance to modern life. More details on these aspect of the program will follow soon.