Brookwood Community Farm

Education

On-Farm Classes for Children

Insects on the Farm

Come discover more about insects as we explore the farm! Learn about the unique characteristics of insects, their life cycles, and their important role in the ecosystem. We will hike through field and farm as we search for a variety of insects.

This program is designed and offered for both 3-5 year olds and, separately, 6-10 year olds. The 3-5 year old session will take place from 10am-11am and the 6-10 year old session from 11:30am-12:30pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $5 per child.


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Dig It! The Dirt on Dirt

This class offers hands-on exploration of the soils on the farm. Participants will learn about what comprises soil, how it is created, and why it is important. Students will explore the farm, forest, meadow, and wetlands to compare and contrast the different soils in each. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $5 per child.

  • Tuesday, September 23rd: 4:30-5:30pm (ages 8-10)
  • Saturday, September 27th: 11:30am-12:30pm (ages 8-10)

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Bringing Home the Farm: Public Education Workshops

This series of farm to table educational workshops provides hands-on training with local culinary professionals to help you make the most of the local harvest.

Farm Apprenticeships

In 2011 we introduced a farmer apprenticeship program. This year we have an apprentice working at the farm from the begining of April through the end of October. Apprentices participate in all aspects of farm operations. The apprenticeship is designed for individuals who think that they might want to pursue a career in farming and would like to gain hands-on, professional training and work experience. The application process for the 2013 season has closed. Check back in the fall when we will begin the hiring process for the 2014 season.

Farm Visits

The farm regularly hosts school, camp, corporate, and community groups interested in learning about food and farming. Visitors are welcome to tour the farm, learn about farm history, and participate in farm activities. For more information or to schedule a farm visit, please review our full list of farm visit options.