Sarah Greenwood 8th Graders Plant Trees and Memories


On October 30th, twenty five 8th graders from the Sarah Greenwood school in Dorchester came to the estate to do community service, planting seven new apple trees and bulbs. After completing the project, the students enjoyed a pizza lunch. After lunch, there was time for a tour of the site and a scavenger hunt.

It was an amazing day and we are grateful for their help, and happy they had a chance to enjoy the estate.


The remarks the Sarah Greenwood students left in our guest book were telling of their experience.

Here are just a few:

"This was very fun and I learned a lot."

- Frankie

"I learned about our history, trees, and soil. This was a great experience and I hope to come back soon."


"I had lots of fun and I hope to come here again in a few years and see my tree again."

- Marilyn

"I have learned a lot and helped make new life."

- Daniel

Their comments made us remember Polly's "Platform," in which she writes:  "For those who want it, there should be a small plot of land to use through the seasons, to sit under a tree, to grow vegetables or flowers, to pick his own fruit." We like to think Polly enjoyed looking down on her apple orchard filled with young people and smiled...



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