Summerfield is one of only a few Waldorf schools worldwide to have a working farm on the same campus as the school. The farm produces a seasonal bounty of fruits, vegetables and flowers. At the farm, students have the opportunity to learn many basic skills that are rapidly becoming lost in today's industrialized society. By tending soil, turning the compost, planting perennial gardens, harvesting vegetables for soup, caring for farm animals, and pruning and grafting, each student gains a deeper awareness of the natural world.
As part of Summerfield's curriculum, High School students take on community building projects such as working with students at Sheppard Elementary, helping to run centers, harvest vegetables, and build a hand-washing station in their school garden.
Funds will enable our HIgh Schoolers to work at additional school gardens at public schools throughout the community - starts, tools, transportation, and educational materials.