During the spring semester, Trinfo embarked on a new collaboration with a science class and after-school club at the Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) that links to Trinfo’s community garden. Jared Lewis, the HMTCA teacher leading the class and club, has been beekeeping for a few years now, but in much smaller scale. The students in the original pilot developed a business model where they would harvest the honey and sell it in small bottles to raise funds for the project. Now with the additional colony, the club is doubling the size of the program and subsequently their harvest.
Developing partnerships is central to Trinfo’s mission as a conduit linking the city to the College. While bridging the digital divide remains Trinfo’s core mission, our evolution as a broader community space continues to yield opportunities for engagement activities that transforms student learning.