Land & Livestock
Land and Livestock is an experiential program designed to not only cultivate the earth, but cultivate students' appreciation and understanding of the natural world and guide them in becoming stewards of the environment.
Through hands-on activities and student-led initiatives, Land and Livestock engages students in the planting, cultivating, and harvesting of herbs, vegetables, berries, and eggs from its on-campus gardens and chicken coop. The program also teaches students about healthy eating and cooking. During seasons of harvest, students plan and prepare dishes from the garden. They gain cooking skills and create food challenges and tasting competitions to test their knowledge of the herbs and vegetables they have grown from seed.
The Farm at MSR's Brier Creek Campus is composed of acres of cultivated and uncultivated land. It includes:
- Multiple raised garden beds
- Multiple in-ground gardens
- Hydroponic seed starter
- Chicken coop
- Wild berry plants
- Miles of wooded trails
Arugula, broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, beans, corn, garlic, mustard, peas, peppers, squash Spinach, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon.
Basil, cilantro, mint, parsley, rosemary, thyme
Fresh organic eggs from chickens living in our on-campus chicken coop
The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to live in harmony with the Earth.
—Dr. Maria Montessori