Micah Brownstein and a group of Olney students are at the Oglebay Institute in Wheeling, WV today for #Ecofest, sharing the story of our commitment to environmental education and sustainability.
While students build snow forts in front of the main, the Olney farmers are planning what will be on lunch plates next August. Sandy Sterrett and Mark Hibbett have been doing research, making lists, ordering seeds, and scheduling planting for our 350 acre organic farm.
The term "snow day" is somewhat foreign to boarding school lexicon. With the majority of students living on campus, there is little need to cancel classes because of inclimate weather. That being said, calling Tuesday afternoon a "snow day" would be appropriate.
As the holiday season nears, Olney students and faculty are also celebrating "Greens Week." Vegetables from our organic farm have made their way into our daily meals, including mizzuna rolls and a delicious veggie lasagna. On Wednesday, the community picked Brussels sprouts that were also served this week.
Wednesdays have become a source of excitement for both students and faculty here at Olney. Mornings are home to "community project time," which encourages stewardship, team building and physical exercise while afternoons feature our weekly art block, allowing students to express themselves creatively through a variety [...]