During the past week, I was fortunate to chaperone two service events with Concord Academy students. The first event was spearheaded by Concord Academy Students in Action (CASA), a student club where 8 students traveled to Littleton, MA and prepared 18 trays of lasagna for Open Table, a food pantry serving the Metrowest area of Boston. Thanks to Iris Oliver and her family for hosting us.
Building on the theme for sustainable food, later in the week, I chaperoned a group of 10 students on a 3-hour service trip to The Food Project in Lincoln, Massachusetts that brings together youth, food and community. Our group received a brief orientation and then divided up into groups to “break-up,” drop and plant scallions.
CA students were also working in collaboration with youth from the City of Boston and together were able to plant 10,000 scallions of different varieties. Thanks to Tim Laird, Director of Agriculture and his team at The Food Project for enabling Concord Academy students to learn about the values of team work, service and the volunteer spirit.