Thursday, March 13, 2014

A visit from the Walbridge School

Yesterday, we hosted Walbridge, our partnership school, here on Arington Tree Farm.  There is a section of the farm that we have designated to them, called fittingly, The Walbridge Woods.  They come 4 times a year to maintain and improve it.  

The Students and Staff of Walbridge.

Joe with some of the kids.

The day started out cold and snowy, but we kept warm by putting the kids to work, hauling wood and brush.

The students made an assembly line to move wood and brush out of the woods and onto the trail.

They then loaded the wood up onto the Bobcat, for Arik to take to the wood pile.

Dennis picked up the brush pile with the Grapple, and took it to the trail head.
 The students then added the brush to a bonfire. This kept them busy and warm, and they had big fun doing it!

After lunch we put them to work building picnic tables, that will be placed in their woods, so they have a place to sit, eat lunch and enjoy all of their hard work.  

It was a great day!! 
 Thank you students and staff of Walbridge.  We look forward to many more adventures with you in the future.


  1. Wow in this cold weather you guys having a really good time great to know and see that. Amazing man. I wish i could also plan these types of vacations too often

  2. wonderful pictures! This is really a good step to raise awareness among the students regarding nature and help them to realize how important it is to keep nature alive. They can also be stimulated to do
    essay writing on this very topic.