WHY A FARM?
The farm and garden inform much of what we do at North Country School. Ours is a working farm. The turkeys we raise are served at Thanksgiving. The wool from our sheep is used in art class. The potatoes and greens we harvest are prepared in our kitchen. Edible Schoolyard classes create a framework that integrates learning opportunities in the garden, classroom, kitchen, and dining room.
Farm and garden work connects our students to natural life cycles and provides hands-on experiences that teach compassion and real-world problem solving. This work has tangible outcomes, and students gain resourcefulness and confidence from succeeding at things that were once unfamiliar and even intimidating. The meaningful lessons of life on our farm instill in students confidence and determination for other areas of school life.