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Welcome to the McDowell Farm School

The mission of the McDowell Farm School is to inspire curiosity, teach problem solving, and empower community action through sustainable agriculture.

After collecting eggs from the chicken coop, students are teeming with questions...

  • "Why are the eggs different colors?
  • Why are they warm?
  • Are there baby chicks inside?"

Each question provides the opportunity to not only deepen their science understanding, but to connect their knowledge to new situations.

McDowell Farm School classes

  • engage student curiosity
  • lay a strong foundation for meaningful inquiry based learning.
  • encourages careful observation that leads to evidence based problem solving.

We do not ask students what they want to be when they grow up, we ask them what problems they want to solve and teach them the skills they need for their future!