Although some might question the real-world benefits of city kids learning how to plow land, harvest trout and raise chickens, the students said there were many practical aspects to the program, such as the business and marketing side of selling their wares.
There are also the real-life biology lessons, and the plant-filled greenhouse.
Students spend two of their four years working year-round on the farm, which in addition to producing apples, raspberries and collard greens is also home to chickens, goats and alpacas.
It dates back to 1917 and sits behind the school, which opened in 1964.
While the produce has been sold for years at the school store and at a stand outside, yesterday marked the first collaboration between the city's Office of School Food and Nutrition Services and the young Johnny Appleseeds.
Photo from NY Post