The goal of the The Girl Farm’s Organic Gardening Program is not only to give students a basic understanding of organic gardening practices, but also to help each student develop a stronger work ethic and communication skills through daily participation in the gardening process. This process challenges students physically and mentally as they expand their understanding of themselves and the world around them.
Daily maintenance of the garden includes such physical tasks as planting, cultivation, harvesting, composting, fence building, and the many other tasks associated with farm life. Students gain confidence as they are encouraged to creatively solve the many problems presented by small scale organic gardening. In addition, a strong emphasis is placed upon working together, communicating with each other and completing daily tasks.