Phoenix House Academy of Westchester students joined volunteers from Capital One Bank, Phoenix House staff and longtime board member Nancy Hoving for a day of vegetable gardening at the Academy’s extraordinary farm. We are incredibly grateful to our friends at Capital One for participating in the cultivation of our vegetable garden – our four energetic volunteers worked tirelessly planting over 200 seedlings and mulching dozens of beds! We welcome our friends for a return visit and our students look forward to sharing another day together.
This extraordinary project is an example of the unique activities we offer our clients. The Academy Farm and the soon-to-be-constructed Hoving Family Cloister Garden will help our Academy teens learn life skills, work with and appreciate nature, and give back to their community. The 16,000 square foot Cloister Garden will recognize Nancy’s over forty years of leadership and serve as a lasting legacy to her husband, Tom, an art historian and past director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Along with the Academy’s existing vocational services, a new Horticulture Program will be developed in conjunction with the Cloister Garden to teach students marketable career skills such as landscaping and plant cultivation. If you would like to donate to this program, please click here. To learn more, please contact the Development Department at 1 888 671 9392