03/08/14 7:41am
03/08/2014 7:41 AM
Scott Chaskey reads to the Peconic Community School late last month. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Scott Chaskey reads to the Peconic Community School late last month. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Farmers aren’t always fixing their plows and attending out-of-state conferences over the winter.

Scott Chaskey, of Sag Harbor, paid a visit to the students of the Peconic Community School last month, reading to the students from his book, “Seedtime: On the History, Husbandry, Politics and Promise of Seeds.”

“Sharing arts and environmental programming is central to North Fork Education Initiative’s mission, and local poet and farmer Scott Chaskey’s body of work reflects this goal,” said Liz Casey, one of the school’s founders.

Mr. Chaskey was named farmer of the year in 2013 by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, according to a Sag Harbor Express article.

The school moved in July from downtown Riverhead to the classrooms that formerly held Our Redeemer Lutheran school on Main Road in Aquebogue.