Think of a time when you were so eager to start a project, face a challenge, learn a skill, that you couldn’t wait to get your hands dirty.
Sam Bull, a 2016 Grade 8 graduate of Prairie Hill Waldorf School, feels that way a lot. The Kettle Moraine High School junior is studying at Conserve School (www.conserveschool.org). Through a highly competitive application process, he earned a spot at the outdoor education, semester school near Land O’Lakes, Wis. For his first writing assignment, Sam described diverse, overnight field trips he’d taken as part of his Prairie Hill education and how they set him on a path to explore sustainable farming practices.
“In third grade…the year 2011, the curriculum focused on how people lived and worked in olden and ancient times,” he wrote. “Toward the end of the year, we took a trip to a biodynamic farm called Angelic Organic Farms in Illinois. Though I have enjoyed organic food my entire life, I was happy to learn all about where it came from including tending animals, taking care of a garden, composting toilets, animal manure and finally a little about pesticides and how they negatively affected agriculture. That trip inspired me to pursue earth-friendly agriculture experiences and farms that practice sustainable agriculture.”
He’s committed to sustainable agriculture and environmental service work “because I ended up in the right school and enjoyed all it had to offer. I owe my calling to Prairie Hill….”
Prairie Hill field trips complement rigorous academics, fine arts and hands-on practical work. The travels sparked Sam’s interest in science, sustainability and the environment.
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