The seventh and eighth-graders at The Fulton School at St. Albans run a school farm business known as Chicken Middle. Throughout the year, they take care of goats, chickens and gardens, and they make money by selling eggs, produce and plants. They also began “Taco Tuesdays” each week during lunch periods. The students made grocery lists, managed orders, and prepared and served the tacos to the student body.
This year, Chicken Middle students raised enough funds not only to support the farm [buying chicken feed, coop supplies, seeds, soil, etc.] but to go on a camping trip together.
The student entrepreneurs planned everything from location and accommodations to meals and games. The crew headed to one of Missouri’s newest state parks, Echo Bluff, near Eminence. They spent three days exploring, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, cliff-jumping, journaling, cooking, cleaning and bonding.