The energy of spring is beginning; plants are growing indoors, there are the chirps of chicks in the building, and breaking ice on the animals’ troughs is drawing to an end (we all hope). Soon we will be working outside in the warmth of the day. The Farm has a lot to offer in the summer, from the community gardens, horsemanship program, and 4-H programs. We are also developing a few new programs including an after school program and one more animal program, that we hope to implement in April or May.
With this transition, spring cleaning will be here soon. If you thought your house was bad, try animal pens and barns. As we did last year, we will be working on the overall appearance and infrastructure of the farm. The board and staff have been working to strengthen and refine our mission, vision, and a new comprehensive site plan for the Farm. This is another big step in building the Farm for the future, to ensure the teaching of agriculture in an environmental way to students, their families, and the community.
We are all looking forward to the warm sunshine and days outside and hope to see you soon.