Gerstell Academy’s Upper School Students visit First Fruits Farm
Gerstell upper school students spent the day working together to harvest corn and potatoes. They picked 55 tons of vegetables during their three hours in the field. The manual labor reminded students that they are fortunate to have the opportunity to attend Gerstell Academy and live in a world where food is plentiful. The day away from campus provided students time to contemplate the importance of giving back to the community, while making new friends and reconnecting with classmates.
Rick Bernstein, owner of First Fruits Farm welcomes student and faculty groups and appreciates their volunteer spirit. He began operating the farm because he believes that those who are less fortunate deserve to have fresh fruit and vegetables in their diet, and welcomes help from schools, churches, and community groups. The food also helps communities ravaged by natural disasters.
Gerstell Academy Upper School Students enjoy a relaxing moment together during their day of community service.