The Horticulture Curriculum, developed by Jeannine Davis, was influenced by Rudolf Steiner and the work of Goethe. The gardening program provides a unique opportunity for students to engage in hands-on learning about sustainable urban agriculture. Moreover, the curriculum seeks to catalyze larger conversation around the pesticide-laden and hormone-filled state of our contemporary global-industrial food system, and prospects for change at The Waldorf School of Garden City and beyond.
Currently, the Horticulture curriculum incorporates a fully cultivated quarter-acre field. Our facilities annually yield a steady supply of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and grains including lettuce, beans, spinach, broccoli, kale, corn, oregano, thyme, rosemary, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and much more. Future plans involve the development of a greenhouse system that will ensure the continuity of the gardening program through the winter despite the off-peak planting season.