Many Hands Make Light Work
The progream works with various local project sponsors performing such work as building trails, working on farms, pruning apple trees, etc; in exchange, they receive education from that project sponsor. The students were reading/studying Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and in exchange for working at the Organic Garden, were treated to watching the play performed at Saint Michael's. A win-win for all!
The group certainly had their work cut out for them: picking up our row covers, plant markers, plant supports, breaking down our experimental hoop-house, and pulling up all the remaining plants and bringing them down to the college's compost.... all the be done in just a couple of hours (while having a lunch break and practicing their Shakespeare, the picture of the group is their Shakespeare pose). They got it all done and it has put has in such a good position to now till the soil and plant a cover crop hopefully this coming week.