BAINBRIDGE - Kelly Clark
always has had a desire to farm, and now she
is realizing that dream.
and husband William Rowe recently purchased six acres on South Franklin Street in Bainbridge, where they are raising sheep, goats and chickens.
Ms. Clark, a teacher at Hawken School, said she had been educating herself about locally grown foods and sustainability.
also was inspired after reading an article on conscientious investing.
One suggestion was to buy property and fix it up.
"We could do that without selling our house," she
said of buying acreage adjacent to the South Franklin Circle retirement community that had been on the market for about seven years.
"The whole place was a mess," Ms. Clark
"People had been using it as a dump and were breaking into the house."
For Ms. Clark
, who built the chicken coop with Mr. Weinberger, her goal is to educate about where food comes from, food preservation, and making cheese and soap, among other things.
teaches a class on food systems and sustainability, as well as physics and engineering.
"I'm interested in food preservation, and I'm going to try to use natural practices in farming," she
"It's about sustainability."