Category Archives: Garden
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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