The Campus Farm
A Focus on Sustainability
Trinity-Pawling has a long history of outdoor education — from hands-on science classes at the pond to our hiking and biking trails to our working farm on campus!
The farming program focuses on the concepts of sustainability and environmental stewardship through campus-based food production, beekeeping, composting, recycling, and renewable energy. The farming program is open to students in place of a sport during the fall and spring seasons. The farm’s fresh produce has even made appearances at the salad bar in Scully Dining Hall.
The goals of the program are to expose our students to the outdoors, to develop their knowledge of and appreciation for local food production and local and global food economies, and to raise their awareness of the important issues surrounding the sustainability of our School's practices and those of the global community.
Beyond the Gardens and Greenhouses
Throughout the school year, members of the farming team also have the opportunity to visit local farms, agricultural organizations, and sustainable resource centers in the Hudson Valley. Students are able to meet with professionals in the field and learn more about our region’s agricultural industry and environmental impact. A few of the local businesses that the team has visited include...
I hope that, with greater awareness and appreciation of the natural world, our students will become the problem solvers who take the lead in protecting and improving the Earth and its inhabitants.
Josh Frost ’04,
Head of the Farming Program