Beacon, Spire and Pinnacle students visit Stone Barns Center

Halle Paredes from Darien and Katie Suss from Old Greenwich have a bonding moment among the chickens.

Halle Paredes from Darien and Katie Suss from Old Greenwich have a bonding moment among the chickens.

High school students from Beacon, Spire and Pinnacle schools of the Greenwich Education Group (GEG) recently visited the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture to study sustainable farming, food sources and land stewardship.

Located in nearby Westchester County, N.Y., the mission of Stone Barns is to create a healthy and sustainable food system that benefits us all. They also train farmers in resilient, restorative farming techniques.

The students got first-hand experience with methodologies around plant and animal growth, and ways to improve how America eats. They left with greater understanding around the natural sourcing of food as well as community-supported agriculture ventures.

According to GEG, the organization values mutual respect, cultivates intellectual passion and creates a positive learning environment where all students can succeed. GEG says its teachers “work to inspire a lifelong love of learning by encouraging all students to reach their potential and cultivate intellectual passion.”

“We strive to create lasting relationships with our students, their families, our teachers, and community organizations by consistently building personal connections focused on the individual and community,” GEG says. “We can truly understand the needs and progress of each student and the larger context in which they fit.”

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