, who has operated Field Day Farm since 2004, saw a need for children to experience the connection of farms to their own lives.
Chodkowski, a committed farmer, wanted a program that was located on a working farm.
"I think the opportunity that kids and young people have with the FLP
is different than would be, say, of visiting or participating in a community garden," Chodkowski
"I think the notion of risk is what divides the two worlds, and I think this is an important educational moment for kids, even if they aren't quickly and deeply getting the point.
"More generally," Chodkowski went on, "to have the farm and the FLP so available as a resource to so many young folks, many of whom haven't seen much of anything green at all, is without compare."