Education

Our farm is a space for sharing agricultural knowledge and fostering community around land stewardship.  We learned most of what we know from other farmers, we strive to be a resource for our community, from the informal educational moment of a neighbor leaning over the fence for garden advice, to classroom visits and speaking engagements.

Farm Tours: We have hosted neighbors, school and university groups, other aspiring and beginning farmers, and agricultural service providers interested in learning about urban agriculture.

Field Trips: All age groups can be accommodated, including preschools, k-12 classes, college groups, and summer camps.

Interns and Workshares: We occasionally take on interns or workshares, who work with us in exchange for school credit or vegetables.

Volunteers: Interested volunteers can sign up with us via email to hear about monthly work days.

Classroom Visits and On-Farm Workshops: Covering topics such as urban growing practices, lead soil remediation, urban chicken keeping, composting and vermiculture, seed starting strategies, homesteading, and biointensive greens production. We have also done presentations for high school and university classes.

Speaking Engagements: Laura and Tess have presented in the past at NOFA-VT, TedX Providence, NEFU annual board meeting, and more.

Girls Farm!  A two-week farm camp for teen women, held in August.

Apprenticeship: We hire an apprentice to work full time with us for a season, sponsored by a generous USDA grant through Southside Community Land Trust!

In an effort to be as accessible as possible, we ask that organizations and individuals consider making a pay-what-you-can donation to the farm for their experiences with us.