Category Archives: Garden

Highlights: 9-10s class trip to MCS Farm

During the 9-10s class trip to the MCS Farm, students were exploring nature on the MCS Farm, feeding cows and chickens, finding snakes, and jumping in the hay loft, cooking food, and so much more.

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Highlights: Teach-In honors MCS’ 45th anniversary

By Flannery Denny 7th/8th Grade Math Specialist MCS celebrated its 45th anniversary on April 4th with our first-ever Teach-In. We started the day with a whole school assembly during which we sang and laughed, heard stories from founder Gus Trowbridge about the … Continue reading

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Thanks for supporting the rooftop garden

By Lindsay Velazco Lower School Science Teacher This school year has brought many changes, some have been years in the making. When I became Lower School science teacher, the 5-6s food study did not include homegrown food. Little by little … Continue reading

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Space is available! Apply now to MCS Farm Camp

Manhattan Country School’s Farm Camp Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 27 Daily activities are divided between sustainability and recreation at the MCS Farm in Roxbury, N.Y. MCS Farm Camp is open to students in the 9-10s class through the 8th grade. Enrollment … Continue reading

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Highlights: 8-9s trip to MCS Farm

The 8-9s class visited our 180-acre working farm in the Catskills during the week of May 8th. View a slideshow to see students cooking, gardening, and greeting baby chicks at the MCS Farm.

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8-9s plant broccoli, watch sheep shearing at MCS Farm

By Debbie Weiss 8-9s Head Teacher Here are some highlights from our trip so far: First, it didn’t rain at all today.  Even this morning the weather said that it would thunderstorm.  It was sunny and in the 60s for … Continue reading

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7th graders tour greenhouse at Blenheim Hill Farm

By John McDaniel MCS Farm Program Director  On their spring Farm trip a few 7the grade students took a field trip to Blenheim Hill Farm located near Roxbury, NY. Blenheim Hill was created to supply fresh produce, beef, pork and … Continue reading

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Highlights: Fifth grade trip to MCS Farm

MCS fifth graders and teachers Pinki Shah and Chris Guajardo visited our 180-acre working farm in the Catskills during the week of March 19th. View a slideshow to see students learning, growing, and playing at the MCS Farm. Photos by … Continue reading

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7-8s garden, read with preschoolers at Union Settlement

By Aimee Arandia Østensen 7-8s Head Teacher Our book drive for the Union Settlement pre-school was a huge success.  Thank you for all of your donations. We have had a relationship with Union Settlement since the fall through our use of … Continue reading

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Apply now to MCS Farm Camp!

Manhattan Country School’s 2011 Farm Camp Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 27 Daily activities are divided between sustainability and recreation at the MCS Farm in Roxbury, N.Y. MCS Farm Camp is open to students in the 9-10s class through the 8th grade. Enrollment … Continue reading

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5-6s donate proceeds from farmers’ market to charity

By Anna Sobel 5-6s Head Teacher In December, the 5-6s welcomed a large crowd into our very own farmers’ market! The excitement was palpable. Visitors were ushered in by our “welcomers,” Jack and Daisy, and were handed a special ticket. … Continue reading

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Final weekend! MCS replica on display at NY Botanical Garden

Did you know? Manhattan Country School is one of the featured landmark replicas in the New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show. This natural exhibit featuring 140 replicas of NYC buildings made of nuts, bark, and leaves is on display in the Enid … Continue reading

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You’re invited to the 5-6s Farmers’ Market this Friday!

On Friday, the 5-6s class will host their very own farmers’ market. The market will run from 2:15 to 3 p.m. in the 5-6s classroom. Purchase produce the students have planted and harvested on the rooftop garden, food made from recipes … Continue reading

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Experiencing curriculum on Staff Workshop Day

On October 21, Manhattan Country School hosted their annual Staff Workshop Day. The purpose of this event is to gather the school’s administrators and teachers for a full day of sharing information, planning, thinking, engaging in discussion and getting things … Continue reading

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5-6s learn about compost in MCS’ rooftop garden

The 5-6s class visited Manhattan Country School’s rooftop garden to turn the compost bin. Regularly turning and aerating compost helps to increase decomposition in your compost pile. Students enjoyed the smell of the earth and peeking inside the compost bin.

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4-5s, 6-7s study life cycle of butterflies

By Lindsay Velazco Lower School Science Teacher The 4-5s and 6-7s classes welcomed butterflies as part of their studies. The 4-5s students study things that grow as part of their science learning and 6-7s students study insects in depth. The … Continue reading

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7-8s students sift compost, plant seedlings

By Lindsay Velazco Lower School Science Teacher The 7-8s sifted compost made from last year’s food scraps, school lunch and weeds. They removed the old dirt from the tree pit in front of the school and replaced it with their … Continue reading

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