Farm summer workshop for high school teens.

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"I learned that hard work pays off. The best thing about this workshop is the range of farming elements we were introduced to.”

Have you ever dreamed of growing your own food? Putney is located on a working farm with vegetable gardens, a dairy herd, a small animal barn, and a managed forest woodlot.

Led by farm educators, you work side-by-side with the school’s professional farm crew. You will learn about and be able to discuss sustainable farm practices and the future of small-scale agriculture. Students are introduced to dairy farming by taking turns working early morning chores. You will visit small- and large-scale farms and meet a number of local farmers. Learn about Vermont cheeses by visiting a local artisan sheep cheese maker and tour a nearby cheese factory. Work hard, get dirty, and experience the satisfaction that comes from this unique combination of labor and learning.


The Putney School Summer Programs
Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road,
Putney, Vermont 05346 USA
802-387-6297 (main), (802) 387-6216 (fax)

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