Penn Farm

New Castle, DE

Penn Farm (Toby Hagerott): The Colonial School District’s Agriculture Program is home to a growing group of middle school and high school students exploring agriculture. Through hands-on learning and doing, classes always have something new to learn. At William Penn High School we have over 300 students involved in Agriculture classes and 30 high school students in “Penn Farm Class” that help make Penn Farm happen. All students within the district are exposed to fresh grown vegetables either from school gardens or Penn Farm in the lunch room.  Penn Farm is unique that it is a working production farm producing a variety of crops not only for production but also for demonstration and learning opportunities. Students do some work on the farm during the school year. With select students being hired during the summer to work on the farm. The majority of product produced, 13,500 lbs. in 2018, is used directly by the District’s Nutrition Services. (New Castle, DE)