"Growing Community, Community Grown."

Our Wednesday 7/17 Sunset Concert is rescheduled to next week (7/24) due to forecasted rain.

Education

| SUMMER PROGRAMS |

 

FARM FRIENDS  Ages 0-5yrs.

Every Thursday of the month 10am – 11am
NO Program on 7/4/2019 Last Date 10/24/2019

Second Saturdays: 7/13, 8/10, 9/14

Saturday dates run in conjunction with our family volunteer days at the farm. If interested check out our volunteer webpage.

Meet up with old friends or meet some new friends at the farm. Each week we will provide four self guided stations in our learning garden to keep your little one busy. We will end our time with a visit to Silk Fields Farms’ Animal Yard.

Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

No sign up required.

$5 /child due on the date of attendance.
 

FARM EXPLORERS Ages 3.5yrs-5yrs DROP OFF program

Mondays: July 8 through July 29 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

During this hands-on program, Explorers will help plant, water, weed, and work in the Learning Garden. Explorers will watch demonstrations and try out different farming techniques while working alongside Learning Garden staff. They will also learn about the the farm and environment around us. Each Monday we will learn about one of the following subjects.
Animal Life
Flower/Bees
Plant Life
Worm Composting/Insects
Birds

Farm Gear to pack in backpack.
Hat
Sunscreen
Please pack a NUT FREE lunch and water bottle.

Waiver will need to be signed before start of program.

$30 member or $35 non-member/child per class

SIGN UP HERE

 

FARM SCOUTS  Ages 5.5yrs-7yrs DROP OFF Program

Wednesdays: July 10 through July 31 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

During this hands-on program, Scouts will help plant, water, weed, and work in the Learning Garden. Scouts will watch demonstrations and try out different farming techniques while working alongside Learning Garden staff.

Farm Gear to pack in backpack.
Hat
Sunscreen
Please pack a NUT FREE lunch and water bottle.

They will also learn about the farm and environment around us. Each Wednesday we will learn about one of the following subjects:
Animal Life
Flower/Bees
Plant Life
Worm Composting/Insects
Birds

Waiver will need to be signed before start of program.

$30 member or $35 non-member/child per class

SIGN UP HERE

 
 

TEEN FARMING SUMMER PROGRAM presented by LexFarm and Wright Locke Farm Ages 14-17

July 15-19 OR July 22-26

Designed for teenagers with an interest in sustainability, environmental science, horticulture, or agriculture, this exciting week-long program offers students a hands-on introduction to the basic principles of organic farming. Utilizing both farm locations and their unique resources, participants will learn, through a combination of activities and guided discussions: a basic understanding of farm work, hand tools, and land stewardship; a wide range of skills and physical work required to produce food; the basic principles of organic farming and the differences between sustainable agriculture and our dominant food system.

Sign Up at the Wright Locke website Today!

 

| ADULT PROGRAMS |

 

Evening Organic Gardening Series for Adults Ages 14+

Thursday June 27, 2019 6:00pm- 7:00pm
Basic Plantcare: Selecting crops, Fertilizer, and Watering

Thursday July 11, 2019 6:00pm- 7:00pm
Troubleshooting the midseason garden: pests, weeds, and other problem areas–Q&A encouraged

Thursday August 8, 2019 6:00pm- 7:00pm
Growing for a Fall Harvest: Cold-tolerant crops, plant dates, and season extension techniques
$15 member or $20 non-member per class- discounts for the full series

SIGN UP HERE

 

LexFarm Composting 101/Vermicomposting 101 Ages 12+

Saturday July 13, 2019 1:00pm- 2:30pm

Left on its own, all organic matter will eventually break down through the action of hungry bacteria and fungi as well as larger creatures such as worms, sow bugs, and centipedes. These decomposers consume decaying plant material and convert it into humus.

Composting speeds up this natural process. In just a few months, you can potentially create a topsoil-like amendment that would have taken decades to form naturally. It can then be added to your soil to improve its structure—allowing air and water to enter easily and be retained.
You will learn how to start a small worm bin or trash can composting bin for your home.

FREE Workshop donations are appreciated. RSVP Online.

RSVP HERE

 

Summer Foraging Farm Walk Ages 13+ 

Saturday, August 3rd 10:00am – 11:00am)

Are you interested in what more you can eat off the land? Spend the morning taking a refreshing walk around the farm and learning about the bounty that nature has surrounding the farm and possibly in your own backyard.
Along the walk we will learn and collect edibles to taste at the end, in our own foraging farm salad!

$20 member or $25 non-member

SIGN UP HERE

 

Flower Crown Workshop with Momoko Ages 13+ 

Sunday, August 18th 11:00am – 12:00pm)
Sunday, September 8th 11:00am – 12:00pm)

Have lots of flowers from your garden or not sure what to do with all those flowers from your LexFarm Flower CSA? This is a hands on class where you will learn the art of making truly beautiful flower crowns. Flower crowns are a great meditative hobby. They also can be used for any outdoor party from baby showers, birthdays to weddings. Sign up early, space is limited so you can get the best hands on instruction. Each participant will go home with their own handmade flower crown. Price includes class and supplies.

$25 member or $30 non-member

SIGN UP HERE

 

Interested in hosting a birthday party in our Learning Garden?  E-mail us at [email protected] for information and availability.

Homeschool groups, camp groups, and school groups interested in a class or visit can e-mail us at [email protected] for information and availability.

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.

For questions about educational programming, contact [email protected]

Our growing educational programs are made possible, in part, by:

 

Community Endowment of Lexington, an endowed fund of theFoundation for MetroWest.

Learn more about the Community Endowment of Lexington here.