In December 2013, Unity College was gifted Half Moon Gardens in Thorndike, a multi-faceted greenhouse operation. Additional assets also a part of the donation include: a Kubota tractor; a Wadsworth curtain and controls; solar panels and tanks; and other necessary farm equipment and tools.
The facility will serve as a direct extension of the 225 acre campus, providing the community with both educational and entrepreneurial opportunities. The donation of Half Moon Gardens will help the College develop and model replicable solutions for environmental challenges, in addition to creating a marketplace presence to serve the community. Students will learn invaluable business management and administrative skills necessary to operate a successful agricultural business.
More About Half Moon Gardens and the McKay Agricultural Research Station:
- The property is located five miles from Unity College
- There are five green houses and one hoop house
- The land comprises twenty acres including a nine-acre field
- There is one residential dwelling