Campus Amenities

Working Farm

Educational Urban Farming

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  • A Natural Way to Learn

The farm program enables girls of all ages to apply what they are discovering in the classroom through hands-on activities in nature, thus providing them with an in-depth educational experience. Staffed by our horticulturist Mary Riddle, the educational urban farm also provides firsthand knowledge about our natural resources and the impact our actions have on the environment.

Classes visit the farm throughout the year. After reading The Tale of Peter Rabbit, the junior kindergarten class planted Mr. McGregor’s garden at the Hutchison Farm. Third graders began their engineering unit by building a dam for their replica of the Mississippi River on the Farm while the AP Environmental Science class experimented with organic and vertical gardening.


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    Mary Riddle 

    • One tomato, two tomato...

      First graders say who wants to memorize flash cards when you can practice sorting by counting the tomatoes you harvest? Discover how our farm makes academic subjects come to life.


News from the Farm

Hutchison is the leading private girls school in Memphis for ages 2 years old through twelfth grade.