Bethesda Academy Farm & Gardens features a five-acre garden, which offers opportunities to enhance the educational strategies and workforce attributes of the young men attending Bethesda Academy. The organic farming facility offers two acres of garden beds, a 1,500-square-foot greenhouse, a half-acre blueberry field and hundreds of hens providing fresh eggs.
The garden has obtained grants through the Natural Resource and Conservation Service for cover crops to improve soil quality and has partnered with Georgia Organics to learn contemporary organic farming techniques.
Bethesda Academy Farm & Gardens encourages students to understand the importance of ecological sustainability as well as entrepreneurship. Students and staff work on campus at the Farm Stand to sell organic produce.
The Farm Stand is open from 3:00pm – 5:30pm on Thursday afternoons, and at the Farmer’s Market at Forsyth Park on Saturday mornings. The Farm Stand will be closed during January and February.
Working with Chickens