Ana Geltman is a Senior at South. She has been involved in the farm since the end of her freshman year following the footsteps of her older brother and his best friend. She has helped run the composting system for the past two years and is currently a student in the Sustainable Agriculture class at South In the class, she is a member of the PR and social media team, and is in charge of the #nshsfarm Instagram account. Her favorite vegetable grown on the farm is sorrel.

Andy Miller, class of ‘15, was intrigued by the idea of spending time on the farm at South as a class. Though he only began work as a senior, his sunny demeanor literally accelerates the growth of the plants, conveniently making up for the lost time. Having spent summers at the Newton Community Farm, Andy is an enthusiastic member of the Farm Operations (that’s FOPS for short, thank you), meaning he tends and tenderly cares for the crops in the ground and said crops’ accessories. Andy is especially grateful for the opportunity to perform hands-on work on a real small-business, and for the opportunity to decorate the barn with mediocre chalk animals.  

Andy Miller, class of ‘15, was intrigued by the idea of spending time on the farm at South as a class. Though he only began work as a senior, his sunny demeanor literally accelerates the growth of the plants, conveniently making up for the lost time. Having spent summers at the Newton Community Farm, Andy is an enthusiastic member of the Farm Operations (that’s FOPS for short, thank you), meaning he tends and tenderly cares for the crops in the ground and said crops’ accessories. Andy is especially grateful for the opportunity to perform hands-on work on a real small-business, and for the opportunity to decorate the barn with mediocre chalk animals.

 

Dani: Dani has been president of the environmental club since she was a freshman. Now a  senior, she’s working on projects to recycle more in the school and educating the student body about being more environmentally friendly. She also volunteers at Students for a Greener World, Newton’s townwide student environmental volunteer group. Though farming is not her forte, she’s excited to learn more about what nature has to offer through a different lens than what she’s used to. The fresh air in the middle of a school day is a plus. As a compost manager, she extends the work she does with environmental club to this class as well. Her favorite vegetable (unpopular opinion) is broccoli.

Evan has been interested in environmental causes for a few years, and recently got interested in working on a farm since starting lots of apple seeds into little trees for no apparent reason. Being a compost manager at south has interested him to start home composting and spread the word of its smelly greatness. Everyone at his house hates the smell in the kitchen when collecting used paper towels and food scraps in a bucket which gets dumped outside in a bigger bin when full.  His favorite vegetables are carrots and spinach.

Evan has been interested in environmental causes for a few years, and recently got interested in working on a farm since starting lots of apple seeds into little trees for no apparent reason. Being a compost manager at south has interested him to start home composting and spread the word of its smelly greatness. Everyone at his house hates the smell in the kitchen when collecting used paper towels and food scraps in a bucket which gets dumped outside in a bigger bin when full.  His favorite vegetables are carrots and spinach.

Grace is an avid farmer and advocates the practice of sustainable agriculture. She’s the official grantwriter and groveler-for-funds for the Sustainable Agriculture Project. As a sophomore, she’s still a relatively new member to the farm team, but her enthusiasm for the garden cannot be curbed. She loves the farm’s lustrous and freshly grown sorrel, basil, squash, and mustard greens.

Jack: "Jack is a senior at Newton South this year.  He is new to the farm, having joined the Sustainable Agriculture class just this year.  Jack has been involved in collecting waste from the compost bins located throughout the building.  His favorite thing about the class is listening to everyone talk.  He loves all the vegetables on the farm but if he had to pick a favorite, it would be carrots."

Jay Maxwell is a scholar and an intellectual. He has dedicated his life to mother earth and will forever serve her and the plants and animals in her realm. Jay will continue his search to find purpose in this universe but in the meantime he is a member of this prestigious farm. He serves Newton South Farm as Web Master and a dutiful member of the Green-House Crew. His favorite vegetable is the cucumber ;0

Jay Maxwell is a scholar and an intellectual. He has dedicated his life to mother earth and will forever serve her and the plants and animals in her realm. Jay will continue his search to find purpose in this universe but in the meantime he is a member of this prestigious farm. He serves Newton South Farm as Web Master and a dutiful member of the Green-House Crew. His favorite vegetable is the cucumber ;0

Josh O’Connell is junior at South and has farmed since his freshman year. He works in the greenhouse as part of the Greenhouse Crew as well as helping out on the farm. Josh was voted the 2006 Person of the Year by Time Magazine and strives to use his influence to produce massive yields of the microgreens he hopes to grow. His favorite vegetable is the string bean.    

Josh O’Connell is junior at South and has farmed since his freshman year. He works in the greenhouse as part of the Greenhouse Crew as well as helping out on the farm. Josh was voted the 2006 Person of the Year by Time Magazine and strives to use his influence to produce massive yields of the microgreens he hopes to grow. His favorite vegetable is the string bean.  

 

Kevin has always been interested in helping the environment and growing his own food. After the recent squirrel related disaster at his home garden he found the Sustainable Agriculture Project. He is a member of the environmental club, a mildly successful composter, a proud member of FOPS and his favorite vegetables are salad turnips and carrots.

Kevin has always been interested in helping the environment and growing his own food. After the recent squirrel related disaster at his home garden he found the Sustainable Agriculture Project. He is a member of the environmental club, a mildly successful composter, a proud member of FOPS and his favorite vegetables are salad turnips and carrots.

Max Baker is one of three greenhouse gurus at the sustainable agriculture project here at Newton South. He also likes to play guitar. On the weekends you can find Max working on his car. At the moment he’s attempting to rebuild the motor and fabricate a custom manifold to accommodate the 84mm Borg Warner turbocharger. Max has a trophy room for awards that he’s won pertaining to greenhouse engineering, which he’s been collecting since age 9. He loves his position working around plants in the warm environment and his favorite vegetable is the yeet!!!!

Max Baker is one of three greenhouse gurus at the sustainable agriculture project here at Newton South. He also likes to play guitar. On the weekends you can find Max working on his car. At the moment he’s attempting to rebuild the motor and fabricate a custom manifold to accommodate the 84mm Borg Warner turbocharger. Max has a trophy room for awards that he’s won pertaining to greenhouse engineering, which he’s been collecting since age 9. He loves his position working around plants in the warm environment and his favorite vegetable is the yeet!!!!

Noah has been farming for over six years and is a leading member of South’s farm club.  In the sustainability class, he is a member of the Farm operations crew, and is responsible for most of the day-to-day operations of growing unrivaled quantities of produce.  He has helped on nearly a dozen farms throughout New England, and is a member of Slow Food Youth USA.  Noah currently works for The Food Project, a nonprofit organization with the goal of bringing sustainable, beneficial food systems to the underprivileged areas of Boston. His favorite vegetable is beets.  

Noah has been farming for over six years and is a leading member of South’s farm club.  In the sustainability class, he is a member of the Farm operations crew, and is responsible for most of the day-to-day operations of growing unrivaled quantities of produce.  He has helped on nearly a dozen farms throughout New England, and is a member of Slow Food Youth USA.  Noah currently works for The Food Project, a nonprofit organization with the goal of bringing sustainable, beneficial food systems to the underprivileged areas of Boston. His favorite vegetable is beets.  

Pat Mahoney is a root specialist and experienced landscaper at the Newton South Farm, working on the Sales team as well as the Farm Operations. Pat has an extensive background in farming starting at the ripe young age of 5 at the Allendale farm camp every summer until the age 10. He also has gained valuable experience from his years working on his startup business Newton Odd Jobs and Services where he has tirelessly works to serve the community. His favorite vegetable is the Potato.  

Pat Mahoney is a root specialist and experienced landscaper at the Newton South Farm, working on the Sales team as well as the Farm Operations. Pat has an extensive background in farming starting at the ripe young age of 5 at the Allendale farm camp every summer until the age 10. He also has gained valuable experience from his years working on his startup business Newton Odd Jobs and Services where he has tirelessly works to serve the community. His favorite vegetable is the Potato.

 

Siena is a sophomore at Newton South and started farming this year; although her lack of experience has been a slight issue, she is excited to be learning and farming with other peers who share her interests in the environment and wearing flannel.  She is part of the PR managing team and now understands how to use the internet.  Sort of.  Her favorite vegetables include the letters a, b, c, o, t, r, l, i, s, e, and k.  

Siena is a sophomore at Newton South and started farming this year; although her lack of experience has been a slight issue, she is excited to be learning and farming with other peers who share her interests in the environment and wearing flannel.  She is part of the PR managing team and now understands how to use the internet.  Sort of.  Her favorite vegetables include the letters a, b, c, o, t, r, l, i, s, e, and k.