Campus Farm: Friends Boarding School This is the view of the campus farm some time after 1912 from the 20 Acres hillside. The school was relocated from Mt. Pleasant (where it was founded in 1837) to its current Barnesville location in 1876 and built on the corner of four farms donated by Benjamin Stanton, Barkley [...]
Strategic Plan Guides Farmers
During the winter season, when even the chickens don't want to go outside, Olney Friends School's farmers are looking eagerly to spring. While we plan for next season, one tool we often refer to is the Farm Strategic Plan. It details four goals for the farm over several years. Those goals are:
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The First Step in Growing Lunch
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.
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Lessons from the Land: Sorghum Crop Becomes Teaching Tool
BARNESVILLE – Olney Friends School cultivates young minds, drawing lessons from the land and the traditions of its Belmont County campus.
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