Originally posted at Farmer John’s Plot
Farmer John’s Plot will manage a farm laboratory across the road from ConVal High School where students from that school and others will engage in hands-on sustainable farming courses and experiences. They are joining forces on this farm site with the Cornucopia Project, a local non-profit that focuses on tying gardening to primary education. Their programs will combine to provide a seamless path from elementary garden education all the way up through high school and post graduate sustainable agricultural training via our incubator program.
They are partnering with the local Peterborough Food Pantry to help to supply fresh and nutritious food choices to area families with low income. This is a pilot program that could provide a great example to other food pantries on how local farmers and organizations can partner to make local healthy food options available to those of all income levels.
Also, they are collaborating with The Well School, a private K-8 school in Peterborough, to provide them with a farm to school program. They will manage a farm site adjacent to the school property and conducting farm education classes with the students throughout the school year.