Three years ago an administrator at Shady Side Academy noticed there was no market near the school’s location in Fox Chapel. This motivated the school to host a Farmer’s Market.
Two years later, stemming from the school’s commitment to sustainability, the Shady Side Academy Farm was planted.
The farm is managed primarily by students and is successfully integrated into the school’s curriculum. Rhonda Schuldt of Local Goodness explains the roles that students play in the farm and the market.