Every student will take ownership of their personal plot of land, which they will name and tend to. (Students are very excited about the idea of "buying" their own land and harvesting their own produce.) This farming project not only aligns with our Environmental Studies, but also with economics, math, health and nutrition, water conservation (we will only be using our water barrels and hand watering devices), while also encouraging self-motivation and follow through.
Each year, our Walden Community gathers for a potluck Thanksgiving Feast at lunchtime before Thanksgiving Break. If all goes well, each child will have a cornucopia of their harvest to share from their personal farm to the community table. We believe each student will be proud to display their hard work!