Lake Country Land School CSA

Contact: Andy Gaertner and Jen Bush
N13115 30th Street
Glenwood City, WI 54013

Lake Country Montessori School in South Minneapolis purchased 160 acres in western Wisconsin for use in environmental education, a small working farm, and a Community Supported Agriculture garden. This will be the fourth summer of the CSA organic vegetable garden (25 shares). The garden draws together families of the school to learn about sustainable practices and organic gardening, community, fun, and healthful eating. An intern's main duties would revolve around the CSA garden, planting seeds, transplanting, greenhouse care, soil preparation, weeding, and harvesting. We harvest twice a week with the help of garden shareholders, transport produce to Minneapolis, and stay an hour at the distribution site. We work with families and schoolchildren, with occasional long stretches of days without visitors. We also care for a flock of 30 chickens, and maintain grounds around farmyard area.