Clare Hyre, Farm Education Coordinator at W.B. Saul Agricultural High School, uses the 2.5-acre CSA farm at Saul, in Roxborough, to teach small-scale urban farm production and distribution to 300+ students each year. Students learn the full cycle of growing produce, including seeding, transplanting, harvesting and tasting. Lessons also include learning about compost, bugs and bees, edible weeds, pest management and storm-water management. Summer sessions offer a six-week internship program for upperclassmen, group visits from other schools and Saul's Summer Session for incoming freshmen. During the winter months, classes focus on food systems, nutrition and health and youth empowerment related to food justice.
film by Rachel Playe