After a few days of heavy rain, Lee, Theo, Lucy, Jim (Theo’s dad) and I met at the farm to begin a Service Learning exploration. We toured, shared and few things about ourselves, imagined what the farm looked like in it’s prime and the possibilities for the future. We discussed potential projects we can do as a group and the possibility of parent/adult involvement during on farm work days.
Lucy, Theo, and Lee greeted every farm animal (I don’t think any were excluded) intuitively following the Biodynamic Principle, “farms and gardens work to bring plants, animals, and soil together through living, conscious relationships, so that they each support and balance the whole.”
I am honored to be guiding this Service Learning experience, and I can’t wait to see how each individual’s talents, passions, and skills contribute to the future of the farm. It brings me renewed hope for the planet to see young people caring about the environment and taking action.