Campers from Waldorf School of Princeton’s “From Farm to Fun” session harvested garlic, onions, cherry tomatoes, kale, basil and wildflowers from the school’s organic/biodynamic garden to offer at a farmer’s market held today, the last day of summer camp. In addition to learning basic business concepts needed to run a market stand, this group spent the past two weeks learning how to care for plants; grow and prepare fresh food and herbs; and give back to the community through harvest donations to Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK).
Each Tuesday through season’s end, gardening teacher and camp counselor Suzanne Cunningham will deliver approximately 10 pounds of freshly picked produce to the Princeton Methodist Church, which houses TASK’s new Princeton branch.
Waldorf School of Princeton’s summer camp runs every year from late June to early August, and offers three two-week sessions of general and specialty camps for children ages 4 through 14.
During the school year, students spend much time in Waldorf School of Princeton’s one-acre garden, planning, planting, studying, and harvesting. Gardening, farming, sustainability and the life sciences are integral parts of the Waldorf curriculum, which is used in more than 1,000 schools worldwide. The Waldorf School of Princeton is New Jersey’s only Waldorf school, educating the heads, hearts, and hands of children from early childhood through eighth grade. Visit www.princetonwaldorf.org for more information.