Education

Youth & Family Programs

LexFarm youth programs offer many opportunities for hands-on learning and play in a beautiful farm setting. Based in the LexFarm learning garden, our classes expose children to all aspects of the growing cycle: planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting. We explore the wildlife at the Arlington reservoir and care for the animals at neighboring Silk Fields Farm. At this time our various programs serve children from 6 months old through 3rd grade!

LexFarm education is committed to making our programs and school group visits accessible. A limited number of scholarships and waived membership fees are available for families qualifying as low-income/EBT and families experiencing financial hardship. Email [email protected] to find out more.

Spring 2024

Farm Friends (2-3 y/o with caregiver)

Introduce your little one to the farm! In this 4 or 6 week series, caregivers and young children explore and play in the learning garden together. Each day will have a theme and guided hands-on activity. We’ll sing circle-time songs, plant seeds, water, harvest veggies, and visit with sheep, chickens, goats and alpacas!

Farm Friends Spring Session 1 (4 weeks)
Mondays 9:30-10:15am: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1
*rain date: 4/8
Thursdays: 9:30-10:15am: 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4
*rain date: 4/11
Thursdays: 10:45-11:30am: 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4
*rain date: 4/11
Members: $75, Non-Members: $80

Waitlist S1 Farm Friends Mon 9:30
Waitlist S1 Farm Friends Thurs 9:30
Register S1 Farm Friends Thurs 10:45 

Farm Friends Spring Session 2 (6 weeks)
Mondays 9:30-10:15am: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3
*rain date: 6/10 ; (no class Memorial Day, 5/27)
Tuesdays: 9:30-10:15am: 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28,
*rain date: 6/4
Tuesdays: 10:45-11:30am: 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28
*rain date: 6/4
Thursdays: 9:30-10:15am: 4/25, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6
(no class 5/2  due to teacher PD)
*rain date: 6/13
Thursdays: 10:45-11:30am: 4/25, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6
(no class 5/2 due to teacher PD)
*rain date: 6/13

Members: $100, Non-Members: $110

Farm Explorers (4-6 y/o)

Immerse your child in nature this spring! This drop-off class series for 4-6 year olds will offer guided play opportunities in a beautiful farm setting. We’ll care for the garden and learn about many of the small creatures who help the farm (worms, bees, birds). Classes will also include explorations at the Arlington Reservoir and animal care for the chickens, goats, sheep and alpacas!

Farm Explorers Session 1 (6 weeks)
Monday Afternoons 3-5pm: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8
*rain date: 4/9
Members: $215, Non-Members: $230

Farm Explorers Session 2 (6 weeks)
Monday Afternoons 3-5pm: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3
*rain date: 6/10 ; (No class Memorial Day 5/27)
Members: $215, Non-Members: $230

Waitlist: Farm Explorers Session 1Waitlist: Farm Explorers Session 2

Friday Morning Farm Explorers (3-5 y/o)

Farm Explorers Special Session (11 weeks)

Friday mornings 9am-noon: 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 *rain dates: 6/7, 6/14 
Pre-scheduled rain dates: 6/7, 6/14 
Members: $535, Non-Members: $575

Waitlist: Farm Explorers Fridays


Farm Scouts (6-10 year olds)

Get outside and active this spring! In this drop-off class series, 6-10 year olds tend to the garden, learn about eco-friendly farm practices, explore the Arlington Reservoir, and spend time caring for the sheep, goats, alpacas and chickens.

 

Farm Scouts Session 1 (5 weeks)
Friday afternoons 3-5 pm:  3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12  
*rain date 4/26
Members $175, Non-Members $190

Farm Scouts Session 2 (6 weeks)
Friday afternoons 3-5 pm: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7 
*rain date 6/14
Members $215, Non-Members $230
Waitlist: Farm Scouts Session 1Register Farm Scouts Session 2

Art in the Garden (6+ y/o)

Let’s let the life at the farm inspire us! Come play and make art with natural materials and traditional art media. The garden is a rich source of the elements artists use – color, shape, line and texture. We’ll also visit the animals at Silk Fields Farm and enjoy the sights and sounds there. Children will use their senses through games, scavenger hunts, drawing, painting and building. Each class will include an open-ended project, time to explore materials through play and visits with the farm animals. Class size will be limited to 12 children and 2 teachers.

We are excited to have Ann Wynne back as our lead art educator this spring! Ann is a local artist, art teacher, and early childhood educator with a background in nature education. http://aroomforart.blogspot.com/

Art in the Garden (7 weeks)
Thursday Afternoons, 3:00-5:00 pm: 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6
*rain date 6/13
Members: $255, Non-members: $280
Register for Art in the Garden

Spanish in the Garden//Español en el Jardín (2-4 y/o with caregiver)

Learn Spanish while you play in the garden with your little one. In this family program caregivers and children will learn basic Spanish vocabulary and phrases through songs, stories, games, crafts, playing in the garden and visiting the animals. ¡Nos vemos en el jardín!

No Spanish language necessary but Spanish speakers are welcome to join!

Spanish in the Garden (6 weeks)
Wednesday, 9:30-10:15 am:  5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5
*rain date 6/12
Members: $110, Non-members: $120
Register: Spanish in the Garden 

Moving and Grooving in the Garden (2-5 y/o with caretaker)

LMHC & Creative Arts Therapist Marina Strauss will bring her beloved “Moving and Grooving” program to the farm this spring! Move, wiggle, dance and explore with your little one. We will use props and enjoy moving and having fun in the natural and beautiful environment of the farm. Weekly animal visits included.

Moving and Grooving in the Garden (6 weeks)
Wednesdays, 10:45-11:30am:  3/20, 3/27, (*no class 4/3), 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8
*rain date: 5/15
Members: $110, Non-Members: $120
Register: Moving & Grooving!

Summer 2024

Week-long, morning drop-off programs, 9-noon.

Experience the farm at the height of our growing season! During these 8 week-long programs, children spend time exploring, discovering, digging, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting and tasting in our bountiful learning garden. Daily activities include guided play and nature-based lessons in the garden, adventures around the Arlington Reservoir, snacks, games, stories and lots of time caring for the farm animals. Class size will be limited to 12 students with two farm educators and will be run entirely outside.

Summer Farm Explorers (ages 4-6)

Week-long sessions starting: June 17th*, July 8, July 15, July 22, August 5, August 12.

Members: $250,  Non-Members: $265
*Week of June 17th - No programs Weds, 6/19 (Juneteenth)
*Members: $200; Non-Members $215
Waitlist: Week of June 17 (4 days)
Waitlist: Week of July 8
Waitlist: Week of July 15 
Waitlist: Week of July 22
Register: Week of August 5  
Waitlist: Week of August 12

Summer Farm Scouts (ages 6-10)

Week-long sessions starting: June 24, July 29, August 19

Members: $250,  Non-Members: $265
Waitlist: Week of June 24 
Waitlist: Week of July 29 
Waitlist: Week of August 19 




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Questions about our Education Programs?
Email Rachel: [email protected]


Our Amazing Farm Educators! (Back: Amy Mongeau, Jen Taber, Marina Strauss, Megan Recupero, Allison Ostrowski, Mar Koren. Front: Ann Wynne, Rachel Curtin, Bryan Morales, Lauren Winterer, Wendy Ernst, Not pictured: Lynne Cogswell, Sophie Spink)

Adult Programs

On-farm Vinyasa Yoga Class with Wonder Yoga

Join Wonder Yoga every Thursday evening or Saturday morning at Lexington Community Farm for Breathe, Wonder’s signature all-levels Vinyasa yoga class designed to maximize the feel good outdoor vibes. Our intention is to help you feel better in your body, more balanced emotionally and clearer mentally. The sequences change from class to class but are all based on traditional yoga postures linked together by movement and breath. Each class consists of a combination of sun salutations and a variety of stretching, back bending, twisting and balancing postures. These poses are connected by dynamic movements and also include longer holds intended to build strength.

This outdoor class is limited to 20 students and weather dependent. Please bring your own yoga mat and any yoga props you’d like to use. You can use your in studio class packs, memberships or single class purchases for this outdoor class.

Register: On-farm Yoga