INSTITUTIONAL FARMS IN AMERICA
THOSE who have heard of the City Farm at Staten Island, of the State Farm in Massachusetts, and of similar farms in New Jersey, as, for example, the one at Englewood, may imagine that the system of farm colonies herein proposed has already been tried in America without having resulted in much success. An answer to this objection will befound, however, upon a careful study of these institutions.
The City Farm on Staten Island and similar farms in New Jersey constitute a most praiseworthy effort to give to the aged poor a less costly and less dreary life on a farm than they could lead in an almshouse. They are in other words almshouses situated on farms.
The City Farm on Staten Island consists of 165 acres of which nearly 90 are under cultivation. They employ only about four or five farm hands in addition to two or three