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

First Saturdays: 9/7, 10/5

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.

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| 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

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Flower Crown Workshop with Momoko Ages 13+ 

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

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| FALL AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS |

 

Lexington Early Release Days

Thursdays: September 5th – October 24th (1:30pm – 3:00pm- Grades 1-3) (3:30-5pm Grades 4 & 5)

This program is for elementary-school kids. The program meets on early-release Thursday afternoons. Rain or shine we’ll spend most of the afternoon outdoors learning about the farm, working doing “farm chores” in the Learning Garden, playing games and doing projects. Please dress for the weather in layers. Pack a hat. Boots are suggested as footwear. Class size is limited to 8.

Please pack a nut free snacks and water bottle. A waiver must be completed before first class.

$200 member or $240 non-member/child for 8 week program.
PROGRAM FULL
 

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 the Foundation for MetroWest.

Learn more about the Community Endowment of Lexington here.