By Marcus Green, Elsie Pryor, and Jennie Richardson
Photos by Lena Rich
2 times a week Chewonki students participate in a work program that benefits the community. Every Tuesday or Thursday and Friday students are assigned to a certain activity. Here are photos of a typical work program.
Sophie and Zoe plant a white oak for the Centennial Ceremony.
Ellie, who works on the farm on campus, shows students the proper technique of harvesting tomatoes.
Sophie A., Ben N., Hannah and Lucy pose after tending to the sheep, whose wool will be harvested later this semester.
Students collect plants that will be used for dying clothes this weekend.
Blog writers, Elsie and Marcus, engage in a friendly chat with the draft horse, Sal.
Elsie P. pets 4 week old, future milk cow, Greta.
Jane, Natalie, Emily, Peyton and Sam clean the dining hall while listening to the radio.
Sophia, Eliza, and Juliet make fresh apple crisp for tonight’s dinner. These are the first apples from the Maine harvest.
Eleanor weaves cloth on the loom. The cloth will be sold to benefit the Chewonki scholarship fund. The wool is from the Chewonki sheep.
“It’s amazing what a little bit of teamwork can do.” – Marcus Green