Category Archives: MCS Farm

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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Join Us! Farm Outing Day is June 16

Manhattan Country School’s Farm Outing Day 2012 is Saturday, June 16th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All MCS friends, families, new families, and alumni are invited to a community picnic at our 180-acre farm in Roxbury, N.Y., 150 miles … Continue reading

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8th grade textile projects

By Lynn Haroldson Farm Textiles Teacher This year’s 8th grade textiles are characterized by the wide variety of fiber media used in their creation. For their graduation projects in textiles, students on the fifth floor create a useful object from … 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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Save the Date! Farm Outing Day is June 16

Manhattan Country School’s Farm Outing Day 2012 is Saturday, June 16th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All MCS friends, families, new families, and alumni are invited to a community picnic at our 180-acre farm in Roxbury, N.Y., 150 miles … Continue reading

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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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8th graders enjoy their final trip to MCS Farm

By Kristen Lee Berger 7th/8th Grade History Teacher In Emma and Altana’s fundraising letter for the activism trip they wrote that the project was the culmination of all that they had learned at MCS about social justice and activism. In many ways, … Continue reading

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Join us for Big Night Out! on May 5th

You’re invited to BIG NIGHT OUT! to benefit MCS on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at The Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street Cocktails Dinner Dancing Auction Special MCS Video Alumni … Continue reading

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Save the Date! Farm Outing Day is June 16

Manhattan Country School’s Farm Outing Day 2012 is Saturday, June 16th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All MCS friends, families, new families, and alumni are invited to a community picnic at our 180-acre farm in Roxbury, N.Y., 150 miles … 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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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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Sapping, syrup making for 7th graders at MCS Farm

By Nick Patel Upper School Science Teacher The seventh grade is having a blast at the farm as we near the end of our stay in Roxbury, N.Y.  It is a beautiful time of the year to be here as … Continue reading

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Apply for 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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Sixth graders welcome new calves, go tubing during trip to MCS Farm

Note: This farm update was written while 6th graders were at the MCS Farm from January 23-27, 2012. By Karen Zaidberg 6th Grade Head Teacher  We are having a lovely week at the farm!  The students have settled back into routines … Continue reading

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Highlights: 9-10s class trip to MCS Farm

During the 9-10s class trip to the MCS Farm, students participated in a variety of farm chores. They fed chickens, gathered and washed eggs, washed yarn in textiles class, and harvested potatoes. There was time for fun, too! They caught … Continue reading

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Maintenance at the MCS Farm

By Ginny Scheer MCS Farm Director Facilities require periods when they are not being used in order to keep them in shape or to make improvements.  Schools usually do this during the summer holiday when construction and maintenance that would … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Recovery Update: Help still needed in Catskills

By Ginny Scheer MCS Farm Director Hurricane Irene caused severe flooding and damage to many towns near the Manhattan Country School Farm just as school was starting in September. MCS’ 7th and 8th graders helped remove mud from local businesses … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Director attends Farm-Based Education Conference

By Ginny Scheer MCS Farm Director Recently, I attended the Farm-Based Education Conference held at Shelburne Farms near Burlington in northern Vermont, alongside Lake Champlain.  I have never been to the Champlain Valley before, which is reputed to have a longer growing season … Continue reading

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Sixth graders visit dairies, learn about cheese during trip to MCS Farm

By Karen Zaidberg MCS Teacher, 6th grade It’s been a wonderful week at the MCS Farm so far! The students have settled into routines quickly and easily, and each day has been busy with chores, play and time spent with friends. … Continue reading

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MCS Farm is a ‘best management practice’ for stream study

By Ginny Scheer MCS Farm Director In July, Sarah Whorley, a Ph. D. candidate from Fordham University, began a longitudinal study of streams in the New York City Watershed. She is investigating the impact of BMPs, “best management practices,” such as our renovated … Continue reading

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A Farm Festival thank you

Photos by Corris Little and MCS parents Jamie Evans, Laura Otani and Loni Efron. By Michèle Solá Director I look forward to Manhattan Country School’s Farm Festival, and Saturday was well worth the wait. Farm Festival is a fundraising effort … Continue reading

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Meet Madeleine, MCS Farm’s new intern

Manhattan Country School’s Farm-Based Education Intern is Madeleine Jayson. She is a graduate of Hartwick College where she lived at the college’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus. There she learned to live independently, sustainably and within a community of like-minded students. … Continue reading

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TODAY: Join us at Farm Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission

Manhattan Country School brings the bounty of its 180-acre Catskills farm to the streets of New York City with their annual farm festival event on Saturday, October 15th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parent volunteers turn East 96th Street between … Continue reading

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MCS alumnus, creator of Super Hi-Fi to perform at Farm Festival!

Super Hi-Fi, led by bassist and Manhattan Country School alumnus Ezra Gale ’85, will be one of the featured musical acts performing at Farm Festival on Saturday, October 15. With an ensemble of trombones, guitar, bass and drums, the band’s … Continue reading

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MCS community lends a hand in Catskills after Hurricane Irene

By Ginny Scheer,  MCS Farm Director At MCS Farm we know that the MCS community would like to participate in the recovery effort and plans are under way – from gathering school supplies to send to the Gilboa-Conesville Central School … Continue reading

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MCS students organize school supply drive

By Cara, 8th grade To begin the school year, students in the community service elective are having a school supplies drive for students at the Gilboa-Conesville Central School. Many things were destroyed in the Catskills area, including houses, stores, and … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Festival is Saturday, October 15th!

Manhattan Country School brings the bounty of its 180-acre Catskills farm to the streets of New York City with their annual farm festival event on Saturday, October 15th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parent volunteers turn East 96th Street between … Continue reading

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