We are dedicated to providing the community with an authentic farm experience and an opportunity to learn sustainable growing methods. As a fully operating and working farm, we have an ideal setting for hands-on, interactive learning. In our fields, we can model and teach the entire growing cycle, from pre-seed to post-harvest. We offer educational programs for every age and skill level.
Preregistration is required for all classes. Registration is open until one week before class start date.
Classes and Workshops:
Our classes offer children and adults hands-on training in sustainable growing and food processing, learning skills that they can apply at home. Check out our current list of classes for Youth and Adults
Please download the Newton Community Farm Spring 2013 Education Brochure.
Youth Summer Programming:
Through our summer classes, elementary and middle school students join us for one or two weeks of food, farming, and fun beginning late June through July and August.
Through Farm Sprouts we offer a family farm experience which combines exploration, hands on activities and a story for young children with a caregiver. Due to popular demand this program is now being offered thoughout the month of May as well as the regular summer months. For more information on our spring program please click Spring Farm Sprouts or for our summer program please click Summer Farm Sprouts .
NCF is no longer accepting inquiries for our 2013 High School Summer Intern Program. Check back in the spring of 2014 for information about the 2014 summer intern program.
Summer internships are unpaid opportunities for high school students to learn about organic and community farming in a fun, friendly environment. No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn and work hard. Minimum requirement for the internship is 8 am to noon, two days per week for two weeks, but can expand up to five days per week (Tuesday through Saturday) for as many weeks as you like. If you are interested, please go to our Internship page.
We reserve a section of the farm for hands-on workshops. In the Learning Garden, students can try out newly learned skills with the support of workshop facilitators.
We bring the farm to the schools, giving lectures and supporting projects in area public and private schools. We also host small group visits on-site.
Professional Development Program for Preschool Teachers Spring 2013
Greening the Curriculum: Connecting Classroom Activities and the Natural World
This workshop provides teachers with ‘make and take’ activities that will engage their students in their natural world. For more information and to register please click Professional Development.