Sowing the Seeds of Strong Community and Sustainable Food
On Saturday, April 23, twenty students, parents, and teachers from Waring School gathered for their second community volunteer day with The Food Project of Lynn, MA. Waring’s group worked for 3 hours in The Food Project's Beverly greenhouse on the Glen Urquhart campus to help start the organization's summer gardens, which will provide produce for community-supported agriculture and farmer's markets in the area.
By the end of the morning, the Waring group had seeded 432 cucumbers and 3,200 spinach seeds; potted 936 eggplant, 288 thyme plants, and 200 Cosmos flowers; and thinned other vegetable plants in the greenhouse. The Food Project is nationally recognized for engaging young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture.
The Waring School offers a highly demanding college-preparatory education, for grades 6-12, which stresses liberal arts in the setting of a supportive school community. The Waring atmosphere is one in which both teachers and students want to learn and believe that school is not an end in itself but is the beginning of a lifelong learning process.