Growing friends and understanding via Harvest
Before arriving on campus on Aug. 26, 92 Yale freshmen spent five days volunteering on Connecticut farms as participants in Harvest. A program of the Yale Sustainable Food Project, Harvest allows the freshmen to form bonds while working on one of 12 family-owned, organic farms in Connecticut. In addition to making friends with each other, the participants learn about sustainable agriculture as they plant and harvest vegetables and work with farm animals. After putting in their day’s work on the farm, the freshmen and their upperclassmen student leaders enjoy the outdoors as they swim in local rivers, play games and trade stories about themselves around a campfire.