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The Waverly organic farm exists to allow students, their families, their teachers, and the broader community to engage nature on multiple levels. The scope of participation in the life of the farm is broad, ranging from active cultivation and organic production to inventive play, hands-on learning, and simple appreciation of nature. The farm also creates opportunities for elementary, middle, and high school students to interact in ways that nurture cross-generational mentoring, leadership skills, and social harmony. The intent is that the farm be inspirational, experimental, educational, and sustainable.
Located at 665 South Pasadena Avenue (in walking distance from the school), the farm is an outdoor classroom, not necessarily related to farming. Teachers take their classes to the farm to write, observe wildlife, and conduct science experiments. A plot for each classroom is available if desired by the teacher.
Children run, climb, dig, poke, observe, and actively explore a variety of existing environments. The essence of the space is that it is complex, protected, and ever evolving, which is valuable in and of itself and raises multiple possibilities, each worthy of pursuit.
The farm continues to develop, grow, and nurture the community, as well as provide new and expansive uses from year to year. If you have any questions about our farm, e‑mail Waverly’s environmental studies and outdoor education teacher Kevin Murawski.