1. Herbs and Honey, Fall/Spring cocurricular with Mr. Teutsch (new)
Based in the greenhouse facility, Mr. Teutsch will offer a co-curricular, cultivating mushrooms, salad greens, herbs, and other edible plants. Students will also harvest honey and beeswax from honeybees located on the science center roof, learn approaches to support a healthy apiary, including monitoring for mites and pests, and ponder some of life’s meaningful and important questions, using science, art and culture. Cocurricular commitment four days per week for 8-12 students.
2. Farm Team, Fall cocurricular with Mr. Trelease (continuing)
Farming is a fall term program that brings Deerfield Academy students to three local farms to participate in sustainable practices. Our farming partners integrate students into every aspect of the work, teaching practical skills, lifelong dispositions, and a broad appreciation for the work done and the people who do it in order to put food on the table.
3. Winter Green, Winter cocurricular with Dr. Hooker (new)
During the winter term, join Dr. Hooker in the greenhouse to cultivate greens and herbs, learn ecological approaches to landscape management, engage in culinary science (e.g., fermentation of veggies; preservation of fruits; science of butter and ice cream; microbiology of cheese and yogurt), and pursue food system-related projects across the campus (e.g., collect maple sap, tend our flock of hens, design edible landscaping, prune apple trees, create a seed lending library). Students will also visit local organizations dedicated to a sustainable food system. As part of each week, students will prepare and serve food at Second Helpings in Greenfield on Mondays. Cocurricular commitment four days per week for 8-12 students.
4. Food System: Additional cocurricular opportunities (continuing)
The following opportunities will be available to augment other co-curricular offerings:
• Second Helpings
• Deerfield Foods
• Salvation Army
• Food Bank of W. MA
• Vegan Food Club (LEEF) with Amy Lareau