Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the summer intensive is the ability to live, breath and eat farming. The program will provide students the opportunity to explore sustainable living as they work together to derive their sustenance from the agroecosystems of Cerridwen Farm.
Students will be challenged to take what the farm’s soils, plants, and animals offer up to them and produce healthy and sustaining meals that get converted into fresh labor and sweat for the next round of production. Students will have the opportunity to engage in food-related endeavors including bread baking, cheese making, food preservation, and good ol' farm cooking!
Students will also be immersed in the farm rhythms, from chores in the morning through seasonal activities such as planting, haying, harvesting, making sure the animals are set for the night, and closing the farm down in the evening. Students will learn that breakfast tastes better if you’ve milked a cow before hand, and the eggs, milk, vegetables, and meat that you procure yourself possess a quality that goes beyond taste and digestibility.