to the Farm
Source: Public Record Office. London, England
“Only Connect!… Live in fragments no longer."
– E. M. Forster, Howards End
In 2004, Brooke Redmond completed her thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies Program At Lesley University in
This thesis is a project-based exploration of the development of an educational program in an alternative learning environment.
Non-classroom-based learning environments provide essential opportunities to students that can’t always be found in a classroom. Through research, field studies and surveys, an outline of options was developed for the implementation of educational programming on Appleton Farms, a working farm north of Boston managed by The Trustees.
A farm-based program was chosen to represent a particular kind of alternative learning environment. This program was designed to promote responsible and sustainable behavior and encourage life-long connections in students to themselves, to their community, and to the world around them. Dig on for Victory!