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Brunswick High School Farm Project BCEF Grant in Action at Brunswick High School

Brunswick High School’s organic Farm Program 2017, in its fifth year, expanded and offered paid internships to participating students, thanks to a grant from BCEF.

Twenty-one students from across the BHS student body, including a core group of 8-12 students, worked throughout the summer to make the garden a success.

In addition to the physically and intellectually demanding work of tending the farm, students benefited from a full summer of enriching activities including visits to other farms, berry picking, cooking and preserving food, learning sustainable farming techniques from professional farmers, and connecting with their community through visits to local charitable organizations to donate produce from the farm.

Along with donations to local food pantries, vegetables raised were sold to Wild Oats Bakery and the BHS cafeteria, earning the program over $2000.

Benefits of the farm program to BHS extended far beyond the students working the farm: Over the course of the growing season, science, art, functional life skills, environmental studies and language arts classes visited the garden for its educational opportunities.
All BHS students, by eating at the cafeteria, were able to enjoy the fresh, local, organic, sustainably-grown produce raised by the student farmers.

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