Horticulture Education/Vocational Garden Internship in New York, 2013
Green Chimneys Farm has a garden program which has two locations and different focuses:
The Educational School Garden on the Brewster campus plays an important role in the lives of Green Chimneys’ students. Practical lessons in the garden enhance and reinforce theoretical learning in schools. Students gain respect for nature, manual work, individuals, and the community and have opportunities to learn and participate in the growing of plants, harvesting of vegetables and using products out of the garden.
Boni-Bel Organic Farm, a half mile from the main campus, is comprised of a two-acre organic garden, an orchard and a hundred acres of native swamp and woodlands. Supervised by a professional organic farmer and vocational coaching staff, the farm provides vocational training and therapeutic activities for Green Chimneys students while maintaining sustainable agricultural practices. Students are involved with the day-to-day operation of the farm and its retail operations including the farm stand and quaint Country Store. Vocational skills in bee keeping, maple syrup production, small machinery operation and customer service challenge the students all year long. Read more »