Every summer at The White Mountain School, faculty and staff members have the option to participate in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program at the school farm. CSA programs connect the producer and consumers within a food system more directly by allowing the consumer to subscribe to the harvest of a farm. This year, we are excited to have science teacher Eben Kopp and farm manager Kenya Perry, along with their dog Alpine, facilitating the White Mountain CSA.
Kenya joins us this summer after completing her B.A in Human Ecology at College of the Atlantic with a focus on Farming and Food Systems. She brings a lifetime of experience with her to the position, having grown up on her own family’s organic vegetable farm in Maine. Eben is passionate about sustainability and he is excited to expand and improve upon our farm operations.
Members of the White Mountain community have the option to work or pay for their summer CSA share. When members choose the work option, they agree to contribute two hours each week to helping at the farm. Whether they choose to work of pay, CSA members are directly contributing to the growth and improvement of the land.
Eben and Kenya are excited to prepare the farm for the academic school year, coach Farm and Forest this fall, and revamp the campus compost system. In October, family, friends, and students will have the great opportunity to sample the delicious farm produce at the Annual Harvest Dinner during Fall Family Weekend.