- Wabash Farmette
By Pallas Quist, Farmette Manager
Spring has sprung at the Denver JDS Farmette, which has bustled with growth and changes over the past year! Here are a few we’re especially excited about:
- The Farmette has some new infrastructure, including a white picket fence, a barn for the goats, and freshly-laid gravel pathways.
- Flower bulbs have started to surface, and Lower Division students are already planting seeds and seedlings outdoors.
- The chicks that hatched in February are now 10 weeks old! Soon they’ll move to their new second-story roosting box.
And there is much to look forward to in the near future and in the 2021-22 school year, including:
- The Farmette will grow food this summer for the Weinberg Food Pantry at Jewish Family Service. There will be opportunities to help with weekly harvests as well as family volunteer days!
- Once again, the Farmette will be buzzing with summer campers this summer, and most of our Farmette camps are already sold out!
Many of our current Denver JDS families also rose to the occasion during Passover break by chick-sitting the baby chicks at their own homes! It was an incredible experience for many of our students. Watching our students raise these baby chicks over the last 10 weeks has deepened their connection to these animals and to the Farmette as a whole. I am so grateful to witness these heartwarming interactions every day!