Friday, May 11, 2018

The High School Where Learning to Farm Is a Graduation Requirement

A group of teens gathers quietly in the predawn darkness. Dressed in warm clothing, they meet before breakfast to help capture and pack broiler chickens to be taken to a slaughterhouse. They fed, watered, and watched the birds grow; now they prepare them for their final trip. Eventually, the birds will return as meat and be cooked for the teens to eat.
Founded in 1837 to serve the children of Quaker
 families, Olney 
Friends School has always had
farm program and students have been involved in
its operation to varying degrees.
High school students at Olney Friends School, located on 350 acres near Barnesville, Ohio, witness the cycle of birth and death time and again during their four years on campus. Founded in 1837 to serve the children of Quaker families, Olney has always had a farm program and students have been involved in its operation to varying degrees.


Read the Yes! Magazine story by Mary Ann Lieser - “The High School Where Learning to Farm Is a Graduation Requirement.”

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