Back to School Picnic

School is back in session!  On July 28, 2014 our students returned back from their summer vacations for the first day of school!  However, their first day back was anything but ordinary.  Instead of spending the whole day in classrooms, all of our students were participating in a variety of educational activities while catching plenty of sunshine at our Back to School Picnic on the School Farm!  Now that’s the right way to jump start the school year! Our students chowed down on burgers, hot Continue reading →

YIT Building & Maintenance Program Helps the YIT Farm!

There’s always something going on at the YIT School Farm, usually good things like flowers blooming, vegetables growing, students learning..but sometimes we have to deal with the not so fortunate things, like our broken tractor. After many attempts to fix it we called in the relief team – the YIT Building & Maintenance Program!  Recently they began to incorporate small engine repair into their program and this was the perfect test!  We had a small tractor that needed to be fixed, and the Building & Continue reading →

Hydroponics

This spring, students have been experimenting with HYDROPONICS!  What started as a simple lesson has blossomed into a fun and educational project already yielding results. Hydroponics is a way to grow plants without the presence of soil, but rather with water.  Since soil yields many of the necessary nutrients required for plant growth, when practicing hydroponics one must make sure the nutrients are available in the water. In addition to nutrients and water, plants also need light, air, and structural support for the roots.  Our horticulture Continue reading →

Connecting YIT & Kenya!

Over the past few weeks our Horticulture Teacher for the Youth In Transition School Farm has been spreading his knowledge and expertise overseas at a youth training site, Sasamoto Farm in Kenya, Africa!  When learning of his experience in start-up greenhouses, farms, and gardens alike, it was no surprise when Jones was asked to aid in the building of another program in Kenya.  Jones accepted the offer with the intent to connect both classrooms and programs during his excursion. Sharing about his experience, has helped Continue reading →

Winter Baking!

Right before the holidays we had a little baking session in the life skills room!  No, we did not grow our own chocolate chips, but if we could, the students would be on board! This time for our food demo we made chocolate chip drop scones!  Students learned how to sift flour and how to make exact measurements. We also learned the importance of gently mixing… We all took turns and we all helped make these beautiful and delicious scones! Mmmm Mmmm what a delicious Continue reading →