Welcome to Newton Community Farm!
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NCF IS RECRUITING A WEB DESIGNER!
Newton Community Farm is looking for an experienced, local (Boston metro area) web designer to work with us to modernize our website. Experience and knowledge of WordPress and responsive web design is required. For more information, click NCF Request for Proposal for Website Design. Proposals are due by the end of the day April 2, 2014.
HIGH SCHOOL INTERN PROGRAM
Interested in learning about farming? Love to work outdoors with your peers? Want to feel a sense of accomplishment after a morning of hard work with an experienced farmer? Then consider interning at Newton Community Farm. We are now accepting applications for our high school intern program! High school youth are welcome to apply for this unpaid, summer internship program. Click here for more information about the program and to download application forms.
ANNUAL SEEDLING SALE: MAY 17-18, 2014, 12:00-4:00
Join us for our annual Seedling Sale. We will have 10,000 vegetable and herb seedlings ready for transplant. Bring your own boxes for carrying. Cash or check only. A detailed list of what we will be growing is coming soon. Sign up to volunteer
TAKE A LOOK AT OUR SPRING CLASSES!
Check out our courses on growing fruit trees, vegetable gardens, backyard chickens, and container gardens. Looking to get outdoors with your young children? Then join us for our popular spring Farm Sprouts program or our class; Ready, Set, Grow!
Preschool teachers, learn how to integrate the natural world into your curriculum in our Greening the Curriculum professional development seminar.
YOUTH SUMMER PROGRAMS
We are now enrolling for our popular and fun summer programs for children from pre-school through 9th grade! Click here for more information about the programs and to register.
Interested in gardening, cooking, and/or nature? NCF offers programs and classes on these topics for adults, youth, and families. Winter offerings include beer brewing, cheesemaking, four season gardening, soil health, and garden planning. Go to our Education page for more information.
Or, click NCF Jan – March 2014 Education Program for a bulletin with our January – March 2014 classes.
Click here to register for classes. Preregistration is required for all classes. Registration closes one week before class start date. We look forward to seeing you at our exciting programs over the coming months!
VOLUNTEER WITH NEWTON COMMUNITY FARM!
Thanks to all our volunteers this past year!
Interested in serving on the board, being part of a committee, or helping out with an event? Click here for more information about our opportunities.
Volunteer drop-in field work sessions take place each week from June through October on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9AM to 12:30PM. Sessions begin with orientation to the day’s work; what needs to be done, how to do it, and how it relates to the overall farm operation. We’ll then proceed to work. Join us again in the fields in 2014.
Thank you to all our donors and supporters for contributing your money, time, and talents to Newton Community Farm! Your generosity allows NCF’s programs to grow and thrive. In addition to the many people who contribute to NCF, we appreciate the support of numerous businesses and organizations. Click here for the current list.
* Article about NCF’s program, Countryside Elementary School embraces home grown kale.
* Newton TAB’s article, Farm teaches kids about food and farming
* A video about Newton Community Farm’s season extension initiatives.
* A video introducing NCF’s 2013 Assistant Grower, Signe Porteshawver!
* CNNMoney’s video about Newton Community Farm!
* NCF’S Shared Harvest wiki site for recipes, growing tips, articles, and other topics about food and farms. Click Shared Harvest for more information!
* Greg Maslowe’s article about climate change and food in the Newton Conservators’ spring 2013 newsletter. Click article to read it!
LEARN MORE ABOUT NCF!
* Click 2013 NCF Business Plan for farm accomplishments and plans!
* Click Story to learn more about NCF’s history from local historian Lucy Caldwell-Stair!
* Click here for the City of Newton’s 2012 analysis of the historical significance of NCF’s buildings (draft version, pending final review and approval).
* Click Newton Community Farm Photo Release Form for information about NCF’s photo release policy.
We are a non-profit community farm located on the historic Angino farmstead in Newton, MA. We strive to benefit the community by
- Providing locally-grown produce through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, our farm stand, Newton Farmers’ Markets, and donations to local food pantries
- Educating the public about sustainable practices for agriculture, land use, and stewardship of other natural resources through hands-on classes, workshops, internships, and drop-in farm hours
- Preserving Newton’s last working farm as a historic site and valuable open space
- Connecting gardening enthusiasts through events and networking opportunities
A portion of the food grown on-site is donated to people in need through the Newton Food Pantry, Centre Street Food Pantry, and Second Step.