2011 - MINI FARM

The Westtown Mini Farm was established around the time of the Bicentennial. It overlooks the Westtown School Farm and is a place where students can spend their afternoons after school for a season of planting, cultivating, harvesting and learning about horticulture. Much of the food grown there is enjoyed in our dining room. During seasonal service opportunities, whole classes may spend a day together planting garlic or harvesting potatoes. Student gardens are a tradition at Westtown that goes back to its very beginnings; indeed, both George Fox and William Penn felt that gardens belong at schools, and students belong in gardens.