The mission of the Big Red Farm is to enrich our community by growing nutritious food that connects hands, heads, and hearts to the land. In the words of Lawrenceville alumnus Aldo Leopold (class of 1905), we seek to instill in students a Land Ethic that "enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land."
The Big Red Farm helps ensure that the School meets the experiential learning goals of our 20/20 strategic plan. Led by dedicated faculty and staff with experience in farming, gardening, and experiential education, the Big Red Farm empowers students to make sense of outdoor learning by turning the Farm into another Lawrenceville classroom. Opportunities abound for gaining a deep understanding of sustainable agriculture through participation, dialogue, and reflection.
What We Grow
Christabelle Sutter '23 describes her experience as an intern on the Big Red Farm.
Things got a bit sticky in the Kirby Science and Math Center last week as Director of Sustainability Steve Laubach scraped and spun honeycombs from the Big Red Farm to extract honey. The Farm has two active hives containing around 50,000 bees that are capable of producing up to 60 lbs. of honey twice a year. Harvests are collected in July and October.