Mrs. Carol Richwine
Agricultural Education Teacher & FFA Advisor
Northern Middle and Northern High Schools
Carol Richwine, NYCSD horticulture teacher, holds lifelong agricultural career experience in the business sector, government regulatory agencies, and public education. She holds Bachelor Degrees in Horticulture and Secondary Education from Virginia Tech, and a Master’s of Agriculture and Extension Education from Pennsylvania State University. She and her husband of 30 years, reside in South Central Pennsylvania with their family.
As the Farm to School Lead for the S. Central PA Harvest Hub project, USDA funds are leveraged for local food procurement in a seamless connection between farmers and schools through education, economic development, and healthy school meals. Active partnerships include Penn State Extension, Messiah College, York County Food Alliance, local farmer groups, and PA’s Departments of Agriculture and Education, to engage buy-in from twelve school districts and the potential to positively affect communities of over 45,000 students. Classroom and outreach activities involve producing campus-grown foods for taste-tests and cafeterias, after-school and summer gardening opportunities, and launching farm-to school programs in neighboring districts.
In her 24th teaching year, she fully realizes the privilege of teaching Agricultural Education- the only school subject which uses all disciplines to enrich and sustain life. Witnessing student educational, health, and social transformations through school gardening and vocational skill development, she believes that a food literacy platform is a non-partisan, academic equalizer that can sustain communities as they grow and are fed.
653 South Baltimore Street Dillsburg, PA 17019
(717) 432-8691 ext 2107