The farm serves as a training ground for students and staff to learn and gain experience in growing food from orchards, gardens, and greenhouses. They learn seed selection, soil preparation, planting, weeding, fertilizing, watering, and harvesting.
Because agriculture provides beneficial exercise, lessons on faith and trust, virtues of diligence, and the spiritual lessons in nature, it is a key component of the college curriculum. Our goal is to teach students how to grow wholesome crops and become self-sufficient when the need arises.
Hartland’s diversified farm presently produces nutrient-rich produce which are free from harmful contaminants and genetically-modified organisms. Our bountiful harvests of superior-quality fruits and vegetables supply our kitchens, local markets, and high-end restaurants in Virginia and Washington, D.C.