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Alumni Volunteers Put Roots to Bed

More than 20 alumni and their families braved the cold temperatures and came to campus on Saturday, November 16 to help put Roots Farm to bed for the winter. Coffee, hot chocolate, and a barbeque lunch provided warmth for the volunteers who worked to clear the land. Together, alumni spanning the classes of 1961 through 2018 and family helpers removed 2,718 feet of irrigation lines, 280 tomato and pepper plants, as well as basil, marigolds, and nasturtium — all grown from seeds sown by Lower School students. It was a great morning to enjoy camaraderie while giving back to a farm that gives so much to the community.