The Princeton Montessori Farm to School program is in its 9th year. The purpose of the program is to connect students to the land, have them learn about where food comes from, gain awareness of healthier food choices, and become stewards of their local environment.
Elementary students took a field trip to the Marchese Family Farm. Farmer Marchese talked to them about his crops and how climate change is impacting and changing farming practices. He talked about the evolution of species and how humans can develop new varieties or species. The students enjoyed learning about how the crops are grown in greenhouses through the winter, and they helped pull out the weeds and plant spinach seedlings in the greenhouse beds. They also enjoyed petting the animals, including, donkeys, goats, and geese. Thank you, Farmer Marchese!