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. Our new greenhouse ensures the continuity of the gardening program through the winter despite the off-peak planting season.