Russell Morash Chair in Childhood Horticulture

Russell Morash has been a longtime friend of Nantucket Lighthouse School and an inspiration to generations of gardeners and farmers. From conducting workshops with our faculty and contributing to the success of the school's Nantucket Garden Festival, Russ was the obvious choice to serve as the Chair of our horticulture studies and as an advisor to our Horticulture Teacher, Caren Oberg. We are thrilled to work with Russ in this capacity and we are very grateful for his support of our efforts.

"I am honored to support the school in its continuing effort to introduce children to gardening. I know from personal experience that learning to garden can be an incredible stimulant. It is a key to understanding how nature works and what part we “humans” must play to protect it for generations to come. I wish I had started my gardening education in a nurturing setting like the one now being created at Nantucket Lighthouse School, so of course I will help in any way I can to share with others the joy I get from this wonderful activity." - Russell Morash

Read more about our Educational Garden and horticulture curriculum.

This program is made possible with thanks to Charity Benz who genersously provided the initial funding needed to launch the Russell Morash Chair in Childhood Horticulture Fund. We are most grateful for her support of our school garden and her commitment to the education of our students.

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