On the campus of the American Farm School, the group also learned how to drive tractors, how to harvest honey from the School’s beehives, how to carry out artificial insemination of the School’s dairy cows, and how to make feta and other cheese in the School’s Educational Dairy .
The Greek Summer group visited many of Greece’s major historical sites, including Meteora, Delphi, Thermopylae, Athens, Ancient Nemea, Mycenae, Epidauros and Nafplion.
A highlight of the Greek Summer 2012 experience was a three-day stay at Hopeland, a nonprofit eco-village devoted to sustainable living located in the hills surrounding Argos. The American teenagers concluded their five weeks in Greece by climbing to the summit of Mt. Olympus. Of the nearly 2,000 Greek Summer alumni, most call it one of the pivotal growth experiences of their lives.
Photo: Greek Summer 2012 participants in their community service project and with their host families in the village of Agios Antonios in northern Greece; visiting Thermopylae and Mycenae; and scaling Mt. Olympus.
Ms. Randall V. Warner
Communications Manager, U.S. Annual Fund Manager
American Farm School and Perrotis College