As part of our mission to serve the local area with hands on, farm-based education, LexFarm offers programs focused on sustainable food systems, from gardens to farms.
On the Farm
Farm-based programs at LexFarm are as diverse as the communities we serve. Our intent is to foster connectedness to the farmland, farmers, history and each other, through a deeper understanding of the food system. Programs on the farm provide hands-on instruction on such topics as building healthy soil, promoting animal habitat, four-season composting, home gardening, and sustainable food production.
LexFarm was founded by residents of Lexington and Arlington. The founders and current LexFarm leadership are committed to the preservation of farming in our community as an integral part of our health, heritage and ongoing civic life. Education outreach (off farm) includes collaborations with public and private schools, civic and service organizations, and social service agencies.
Our education programs focus on healthy soil, its role in combating climate change, and how to make and preserve it. Because we wouldn’t have healthy soil without worms, we have traveling worm bins complete with hands-on programs available for visiting classrooms, parties and other events. Learn how to help worms to help the earth, and help enrich your garden’s soil food web. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
For questions about educational programming, contact education@ lexfarm.org.