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Window Closing to Buy a Brick;Support the Farm’s Learning Garden PavilionIn 2022, we realized a goal of partnering with Emmett O’Brien Technical School students to construct an educational pavilion in the farm’s Learning Garden. The basic structure is complete; however, we still need to complete the installation of solar panels and a restroom.Etch your place in farm history by purchasing a brick that will encircle the foundation of the pavilion. Bricks come in two sizes and can be purchased through the farm’s website or using the following link. Bricks will be ordered in March and installed this spring. Small brick (4” x 8”): $100; Large brick (8” x 8”); $250.
Winter ExplorersSundays, 10am-1pm2/19-4/6Sign your child (ages 6-11) up for Winter Explorers on the farm. Starting February 19 and continuing for six weeks, Winter Explorers returns. Students gather every Sunday for outdoor exploration. Topics vary depending on the weather but can include studying winter animal behavior and identifying animal tracks, soil health and compost, birds and migration, forestry and tree identification, and food webs and ecosystems. Programs runs unless there’s heavy snow or icy conditions. Please be sure your child is dressed for a day outdoors.$165 per student.
NEW! Winter Wilderness Survival for Older YouthWinter Wilderness and Survival is a one-day, in-depth class that teaches basic survival skills to youth ages 10-13. This program will focus on shelter building, fire and fire safety, and purifying water for drinking. Students will spend the entire time in the farm woods on Saturday, March 4 from 9:00am-1:00pm. Students should dress for outdoors and bring lunch; we will plan to heat food over an open fire. $45 per student.
Registration Open for Spring After School ProgramsYou can now register your child ages 7-11 for spring after school programming at the farm. Program runs one day each week from 3:30-5:30pm. Students enjoy a mixture of structured and free play. Runs for Eight weeks beginning March 30 (skips Easter week).Woodbridge/Beecher Road School – Thursdays: includes bussing from the school to the farmAnsonia District Students – Wednesdays: includes bussing from Mead & Prendergast to the farm
Spring Garden Workshop:All About Weeds w/Rachel ZieskJoin Master Gardener Rachel Ziesk on February 24 from 5:30-7:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in Seymour to learn all about weeds for the coming garden season. Rachel will cover the good, the bad and the tasty, including which weeds are native wildflowers that are beneficial to your vegetable garden and which are edible, nutritious and medicinal. This event is free and open to everyone and supports participation in all 11 community gardens across the Valley. Please RSVP so we can plan for attendance.
Maple SugaringSaturday, March 112pmVisit the farm on March 11 at 2:00pm for an outdoor hands-on workshop on the Basics of Maple Sugaring; learn to tap your own maple trees and make delicious maple syrup! Go over basic tools for tapping and learn about each step in creating maple syrup. Includes sampling of maple syrup at various stages of processing. This event will take place rain or shine; only heavy snow or icy conditions will cancel. If weather allows, we can check out the taps in the farm woods. $20/pp.
Comedy for a Cause 2Saturday, March 11Get your tickets now for this laugh-out-loud event to benefit the farm’s hunger relief and education programs. Six talented comedians will tickle your funny bone from the stage at the Strand Theater in Seymour. Doors open at 6:30pm; show begins at 7:00pm. Last year’s show sold out; purchase tickets early! $30/pp.
Get Your Fresh Produce & Jarred ProductsShow your love for small farms by purchasing your produce all year long.
- Sign up now for our 2023 CSA, eggs and flowers; sliding scale pricing available
- Find us at the CitySeed Winter Farmer’s Market at Conte West Hills High School
- Visit the farm every other Friday between 12-5pm in February and March; pre-order online or just show up!
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