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Youth 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!

Please reach out to Rachel at [email protected] with any questions about youth programs, and we hope to see your family around the farm soon!

FALL 2023

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

Introduce your little one to the farm! In this 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!

Fall Session 1 (6 weeks)
Mondays 9:30 - 10:15 am 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23
  *rain date: 10/30 
Mondays 10:45 - 11:30 am 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23 
  *rain date: 10/30 
Tuesdays 10:45 - 11:30 am 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17
  *rain date: 10/24
Thursdays 9:30-10:15am: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12
  *rain date 10/19
Thursdays 10:45-11:30am: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12
  *rain date 10/19
Cost: Members: $85, Non-Members: $100 for the 6-class series

Farm Friends Fall Session 1 is fully enrolled. See below for Fall Session 2 registration.
Fall Session 2 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays 9:30-10:15 am 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21
 *rain date 11/28
Tuesdays 10:45-11:30 am 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21
 *rain date 11/28
Thursdays: 9:30-10:15 am 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16
 *rain date 11/30
Thursdays: 10:45-11:30 am 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16
 *rain date 11/30
Cost: Members: $70, Non-Members: $80 for the 4-class series.

 Register: Farm Friends Tue 9:30 Register: Farm Friends Tue 10:45
 Register: Farm Friends Thu 9:30 Register: Farm Friends Thu 10:45

Farm Explorers (4-6 y/o)

Immerse your child in nature this fall! 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 at neighboring Silk Fields Farm! Student/teacher ratio 5:1

Farm Explorers Session 1 (6 weeks) 
Monday afternoons 3-5 pm:  9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23  
   *rain date: 10/30 
Members: $185, Non-Members: $220
Farm Explorers Session 2 (5 weeks)
Monday afternoons 3-5 pm: 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4  
*rain date: 12/11
Members: $155, Non-Members: $185

 Register: Farm Explorers Session 1Register: Farm Explorers Session 2

Friday Morning Farm Explorers (3.5 – 5 y/o)

Farm Explorers Special Session (10 weeks)

Friday mornings 9am-noon: 9/22-12/1
(no class on Veteran's Day or IPD, 11/10 & 11/24).
Pre-scheduled rain dates: 12/8 and 12/15 
Members: $450, Non-Members: $495

Register: Farm Explorers Fridays

Farm Scouts (K-3rd graders)

Get outside and active this fall! In this drop-off class series, 1st-3rd graders prepare the learning garden for the growing season, plant early crops and care for them as they grow.  We’ll play games, learn about eco-friendly farm practices, go “ponding” at the Arlington Reservoir, and spend time taking care of the sheep, goats, alpacas and chickens. Class size is limited to 12 children and 2 teachers.

Farm Scouts Session 1 (6 weeks)
Friday afternoons 3-5 pm:  9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13  
*rain date 10/20
Members $185, Non-Members $220

Farm Scouts Session 2 (5 weeks)
Friday afternoons 3-5 pm: 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8 
*rain date 12/15
Members $155, Non-Members $185
Waitlist: Farm Scouts Session 1 Register: Farm Scouts Session 2

Art in the Garden (5-8 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 fall! Ann is a local artist, art teacher, and early childhood educator with a background in nature education.

Art in the Garden (6 weeks)
Thursday Afternoons, 3:00-5:00 pm: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19
*rain dates 10/26, 11/2
Members: $185, Non-members: $220
Waitlist: 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 Session 1 (4 weeks)
Wednesday, 9:30-10:15 am: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11
*rain date 10/18
Members: $80, Non-members: $100
Spanish in the Garden Session 2 (4 weeks)
Wednesday, 9:30 - 10:15 am: 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 
*rain date 11/22
Members: $80, Non-members: $100
Waitlist: Spanish in the Garden S 1 Register: Spanish in the Garden S 2

Babies at the Farm! A collaboration between LexFarm and Wright-Locke Farm! (6-18 months with caregiver)

Come explore the wonder of the farm with your baby! This class is designed for babies ages 6 -18 months with a caregiver. Babies will be introduced to activities with natural materials and seasonal items from the garden. Babies and caregivers will have opportunities to socialize, play, sing and learn about engaging our littlest farmers in outdoor play. Two early childhood educators from Wright-Locke Farm and LexFarm will lead the class. Max enrollment: eight families (families with multiple babies encouraged, but no tag-along siblings over 18 months please!).

Babies at the Farm (4 weeks)
Wednesday Mornings, 11:00-11:45 am: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1
*rain date 11/8
Location: Wright-Locke Farm
Tiered pricing options available, standard cost $90
Learn more and register through Wright Locke Farm’s Education Site! 
Registration opens Tuesday, September 12. 

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

Harvesting in the Learning Garden

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