Henry Got Crops is a partnership CSA between W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences, Weavers Way Cooperative, and Weavers Way Community Programs; working together to provide the community with safe, local and sustainable produce!
Weavers Way Co-op Farm, Weavers Way Community Programs, and W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences have collaborated on a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm located on the grounds of Saul High School on Henry Avenue in Roxborough. The farm, called “Henry Got Crops!” is run by Weavers Way staff working closely with Saul’s agroecology program and the school as a whole to not only bring food to the community, but to serve as an educational opportunity for students at Saul. The farm is located right on campus, and teachers and their classes learn about and partake in small scale, organic vegetable growing. This is one of the first high school-based CSAs in the country. There are many different opportunities for student involvement, ranging from hands-on work in the fields, to helping with community outreach, to doing applied research, budgeting, planning, and newsletter writing. As the busiest time of year for farming coincides with the high school's summer vacation, the farm is able to hire students for summer work opportunities, thereby providing job training experience and job placement right on school grounds. The construction of season-extension infrastructure, such as hoophouses, will allow continuation of a strong program during the colder months, when school is in session.