Unique Places To Save, Honeysuckle Farm Host Woods Charter School

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In July of 2018, the Unique Places To Save team hosted a group of school children from Woods Charter School.

Located in northern Chatham County, North Carolina, Woods Charter’s curriculum focuses on academics, leadership, and service. The school ranked third in North Carolina and 100th nationally in US News and World Report’s most recent rankings of the best high schools in America.

The Unique Places To Save staff treated the children to a tour of Honeysuckle Farm, home of Orange County’s iconic community gathering spot, the Honeysuckle Tea House. During the tour, the children gained first-hand knowledge of working farms, community-supported agriculture, and the farm-to-beverage operation that supplies product via the Tea House, the new Honeysuckle Meadery, and venues in nearby Carrboro like Looking Glass Café and Tasting room.

The children especially enjoyed the tour of Honeysuckle Farm herb garden, hosted by Herb Harvester Alonza Simmons. In her inimitable style, Alonza educated the visitors on each of the dozens of herbs grown in the expansive herb garden, showing how many of the herbs have both edible and medicinal purposes.

“In fulfilling our mission of offering nature educational opportunities, we especially enjoy hosting school groups at Honeysuckle Farm,” said Unique Places To Save Associate Director Christina Vad.  “Thanks to the leadership and teachers at Woods Charter for coming out to Honeysuckle Farm, one of our strategic investments to preserve unique places for agricultural purposes and the enjoyment of the general public.”