The Redlands Farm at St. Timothy’s School is designed to serve as an on-site sustainable farming operation dedicated to growing produce for the campus dining program and supporting experiential learning opportunities for students. Working in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Maryland Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share (MACS) program, the farm program is a model of sustainability, educating students about sustainable action, the importance of supporting local economies, self-sufficiency, and nutrition.
The Redlands Farm curriculum is designed to educate students about the environmental, social, and political issues facing our current food system, while also developing an appreciation for the natural world. Students gain exposure to the methods and challenges of small-scale, sustainable agriculture, and assist with planting, harvesting, packaging, storing and preserving farm-grown crops. The Farm also serves as an outdoor classroom and experiential learning laboratory that introduces students to the science behind growing food, while creating important conversations around the environment, public health, and innovative ecological designs. In addition to organically grown produce, the Farm also includes a honeybee operation, a culinary herb garden and heritage chickens.