Farm Update, October

The unusually warm weather has us still harvesting warm-weather crops while we plant our Fall set of leafy greens – look out for them in the Cafeteria meals! There’s plenty to do and we would love to organize a time to see you, your classes, your groups, and your staff teams for mindfulness activities and loving farm care. 

If you’re interested in bringing your students out please send an email to Jen Hartzell at morriscampusedfarm@gmail.com and Ray Garcia at rgarcia19@schools.nyc.gov with timing, school, number of students/staff, and any particular interest you might have at least a day before your planned visit. 

Schedule:

Mondays and Tuesdays 8am-12pm
Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30am-5:30pm

While at Morris Campus Educational Farm we…

*Use 1 mic in group settings 

*Respect self & others i.e. Keep hands off others, respectful language, work as a team & participate in activities.

*Respect Morris Campus Educational Farm, plants and all living creatures–i.e. Do not pick or take ANYTHING from the farm without asking. Do not stand on top of any structures.

*Be safe with tools and take care of them. i.e. Always prop tools up against wall never leave them on the ground, keep all pointy parts of tools below the knee. 

*Leave it better than when you came. i.e. pick up trash if you see it and keep the MCEF beautiful

News

Our Fall Internship has started! We’re enjoying participation from all 4 schools and looking forward to the events, field trips, and continued Fall-focused Farm care.

One of those Fall activities is the very important seed-saving that we do, which a class from MACS helped with this week! 

Our website has been updated and is really lovely, check it out at morriscampusfarm.org.

Upcoming

We’ll be starting a Farmer’s Market on the Farm every Wednesday from 3:00-4:15pm starting on 10-9-19. We’ll be accepting donations and providing visitors with extremely fresh produce!

We’re looking forward to this year’s Fall Harvest Festival on November 8th where we’ll celebrate our relationship with the land with food, food demos, farm activities, and more! 

We’re almost done with our new hoop house with support from New York Botanical Garden staff and Farm School students. We can’t wait to make use of this for extending the life of our crops.

As the weather changes we have more and more beds to prep and plant for the Fall, a great opportunity for classes to help out and see their work grow.

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