I recently discussed with two of my friends who are Wilton High School students their work at Ambler Farm. Maggie Cummins and Sam Schmitt described how transformative the experience has been for them and for the many other young people who work there. The program is led by Kevin Meehan, who is also a science teacher at Cider Mill School. He and his colleague, “Farmer Jonathan” Kirschner, are clearly much loved by their young workers.
Young people tend the animals, the gardens, and even the fields, using tractors no less!