Can you dig it? High schoolers spend summer on a farm

Green thumbs: High school students learn about urban farming at Kingsborough Community College.
Brooklyn Daily
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Manhattan Beach

Can you dig it?

Nearly 40 high school students are spending their summer on a farm right here in the Borough of Churches. As part of the Kingsborough Community College’s Brooklyn Science Innovation initiative, teens will be spiffing up their green thumbs in research and environmental sustainability.

The initiative engages students’ interest in science through hands-on workshops and the real-world application of urban farming. In addition, by bringing these high school students onto a college campus for the first time, they get a glimpse of higher eduction, and the continuation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics realities.

At the end of the summer, the students pitch their concepts of environmental sustainability and see which thumb is the greenest.

“It is important that students see the far-reaching and innovative career prospects that exist in places where they may never have thought to look before — like in a garden,” said Kingsborough Community College President Farley Herzek.

By the way, the urban farm is an organic, high-production site that explores sustainable farming, and produces foods used in the classrooms, labs, and the kitchens in the Culinary Arts program.

Kingsborough Community College [2001 Oriental Blvd. and Decatur Avenue in Manhattan Beach, (718) 368–5000].

Read Standing O every Thursday on!
Updated 1:34 am, July 10, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reader feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

Schneps Community News Group

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: