MILLBROOK, N.Y. -- Students at a college prep school in Millbrook are learning more than how to plant and harvest Swiss chard and lettuce, they are growing community ties.
Six of them are sharing their farm’s bounty by donating the leafy greens and other veggies to help feed the needy.
Bags and bags of produce have gone to the Food of Life Pantry at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Amenia, the school said in a Facebook post.
The fledgling farmers at the Millbrook School in Dutchess County worked hard through the spring to expand the farm by half an acre.
Due to their hard work, they have been able to plant more vegetables, including corn, beans and squash, the school said.
Part of the fall harvest will be used by the school's dining hall and part will be donated to those in need.