A popular Huntington farm and market has opened a school to teach students the importance of sustainability, organic farming and healthy eating habits.
Kerber’s Farm School launched its first set of classes last week, with students young and old getting hands-on experience with the farm’s vegetable gardens and assorted livestock, including hens, ducks, pigs, goats and more than a dozen beehives.
A 32-seat classroom also doubles as a cooking studio where students are taught how to prepare healthy meals while learning about the carbon footprint of their food choices.
“I realized this would be a great canvas for children to come and learn,” said Nick Voulgaris, owner of Kerber’s Farm. “So they can get classroom training and background on sustainability and farming and then go out to the field and harvest the bounty.”
Why a farming school for kids?
Voulgaris said the idea spun from the growing problem of food