Warren Wilson College Catalog 07-08

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Garden: 25-30 students --Students are responsible for the daily maintenance of approximately five acres of organically raised crops, including; vegetables, fruits, cut flowers and herbs. Season extending resources include a 34x80 heated greenhouse and two unheated hoop houses. The daily work includes cultivation, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and pest management in the field and greenhouses. Produce is sold to the Dining Service on campus, two on-campus farm stands, an on-campus community supported agriculture program, and an off-campus farmer's market. The Garden crew also manages a small apiary, apple orchard, and a worm composting operation. The Herb Crew is part of the Garden crew and utilizes the herbs in developing value-added products for sale on campus. Educational opportunities include developing the management skills required to operate a small scale market garden, developing strategies for the marketing of crops to wholesale and retail markets, and researching innovative production practices. A three-hour work block is required for ALL new crewmembers and highly desirable for continuing crewmembers. Weekend hours are necessary and this responsibility is divided among crewmembers

Horse Crew: 2-3 students --Students are responsible for a team of draft horses. Duties include, driving, feeding, grooming, and general horse yard chores. Educational opportunities include practicing the animal husbandry skills needed to maintain a team of workhorses, working with Veterinarians and Farriers, safely incorporating a team of horses into the draft needs of the Garden and Forest, driving a team with wagon in a number of public settings, and developing a safety ethic when working with horses. A three-hour work block is strongly recommended and a two year commitment essential. Crewmembers will share weekend responsibilities for the feeding and grooming of the horses.