Please join us on Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a mid-winter feast to support Manhattan Country School's longstanding farm-based education program for public school students and educators in the Catskills and in New York City. Purchase your ticket today.
Manhattan Country School’s 180-acre teaching farm has benefited more than 7,400 public school students and teachers for more than four decades. To increase our impact, we are expanding the MCS Farm in the Catskills and building a rooftop farm at our school in New York City.
During MCS Farm trips, students tend the gardens; care for the chickens, cows, pigs and sheep; learn to weave; prepare zero-mile meals; explore fields, mountains and streams; and study traditional and contemporary life in the surrounding area. In addition, students learn the value of interdependence by preparing meals together and sharing the chores and daily responsibilities of managing a farm as a community.
The evening will feature a Mid-Winter Feast to include:
MCS Farm Braised Lamb
Wild rice with roasted mushrooms
Roasted root vegetables
Tender greens with pear, blue cheese, candied pepitas & balsamic vinegar
Bitter winter greens with citrus and shaved fennel
Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles (three ways/three flavors)
Apple Tarts with Puff Pastry
Blood Orange Pound Cakes
Festive winter cocktail and wine
School-to-Farm Supper Host Committee
Manhattan Country School's Board of Trustees
Debo Adegbile ’80
The evening will also include presentations by MCS Farm Director John McDaniel, a recognized leader and frequent speaker on farm-based education, and Maida Galvez, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health and Founding Director of the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Center.
Reflecting the vision of the Civil Rights Movement, Manhattan Country School teaches students in a community with no racial majority and broad economic diversity. Our goals for students are academic excellence, intellectual freedom, social awareness, self-confidence and first-hand knowledge of the natural world.