We had an enthusiastic team of 8th and 9th graders join us at the farm last week to help with our daily chores and preparing the farm for the fall. We weeded, watered, painted and repaired the fence, dried basil as a seasoning, and made raised herb beds for an herb garden. The kids especially enjoyed using the power tools and painting! While we worked I spoke with our visitors about food justice and the importance of healthy, nutritious food in Adam’s County. The children were not surprised that there is a great need for food assistance in Adam’s County because they have been helping with the other assistance programs in the area, such as the homeless shelter. I was impressed by how mature the children were- especially while discussing serious issues. We were grateful for their help and we also had a lot of fun!