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Number of Pounds Harvested in 2016

Number of Pounds Harvested so far in 2017

Current Happenings!

Be on the look out! ...

The spotted lanternfly – a destructive, invasive plant hopper – has been confirmed in New Castle County. Delaware is the second state to have found the insect which was first detected in the United States in 2014, in Berks County, PA. This insect is a potential threat to several important agricultural crops including grapes, apples, peaches, and lumber. Officials are asking Delawareans to report sightings of the spotted lanternfly by taking photographs with the GPS function turned on their cellphones posting to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #HitchHikerBug.

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Thankful DURING this season, for OUR season . Happy holidays all! ...

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Real World.
Hands On.
Student Centered.

The study of Agriculture at William Penn High School focuses on two fundamental areas: plant science and animal science. Plant science applies the principles of agriculture, biology, and chemistry of plant life. Connecting to our environmental science program, students combine economics, policy and ecology in order to study ecosystems and natural resources. Our animal science program emphasizes animal nutrition, animal care and how animals interact with our food systems.

 

Through a partnership with Delaware Greenways on Historic Penn Farm, students will practice this knowledge on a living farm, adjacent to school property. Students will learn each aspect of farming in real time from seeds to harvest. Agriculture students work directly with culinary students, nutrition services, and science students in our “Farm to School to Table” program.

 

Check out the “Healthy Food for Healthy Delawareans: A Farm and Food Report“, researched and produced by the University of Delaware’s Center for Research in Education and Social Policy and the Delaware Department of Agriculture

 

Thank you to the following who have donated to the program for 2017!