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.

Trinity-Pawling's student-beekeepers tend to the hives on campus

In the spring of 2022, the farming team added beehives to the campus farm! In addition to their daily work of weeding, watering, harvesting, and more, students also have the opportunity to work with the honeybees and learn about the art and science of beekeeping.

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...

Dykeman Family Farm | Pawling, NY

Members of the Farming Team at Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue in Pawling, NY
Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue | Pawling, NY
A rehab and retirement center for rescued racehorses

Solar Field | Patterson, NY

Fishkill Farms | Hopewell Junction, NY

Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency | Poughkeepsie, NY
A waste-to-energy plant

Stone Barns Center For Food And Agriculture | Pocantico Hills, NY

Members of the Trinity-Pawling farming team at Triple Creek Dairy

Triple Creek Dairy | Craryville, NY

Indoor Organic Gardens | Poughkeepsie, NY

McEnroe Organic Farm | Millerton, NY

Students on the Trinity-Pawling farming team at Wheatley Farm

Wheatley Farm | Standfordville, NY

Coon Brothers Dairy | Amenia, NY

St. John's University Compost and Sustainability Program | Queens, NY

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The Farm on Instagram

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Be sure to follow along on Instagram to keep up with the farming team each season: @trinitypawlingfarm.

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History of the Farm

History of the Farm

Learn more about the growth of the farming program at Trinity-Pawling and how it all began!

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Environmental Stewardship Institute

Environmental Stewardship

The farm also plays a significant role in the Environmental Stewardship Institute — one of the 4 Institutes for Active Learning at Trinity-Pawling.

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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