BARRINGTON FARM SCHOOL

OUR MISSION

To be an inclusive community farm and learning center that provides farming, food, health and environmental education supported by dedicated volunteers serving as stewards of our historic farm.

#grow2020

Financial partners help us grow! Consider a donation today. Connect with us and help fund anyone of our long term projects – long term viability ensures our ability to bring healthy foods and education to kids and community well into the future.

Calling all Volunteers – we need your talents!
 
Primary Contact
 
Volunteer opportunities
 
1. farming and gardening – volunteers join our farmers in order to complete daily farm chores. Tasks include mulching, composting, transplanting, harvesting, weeding (no qualifications or skills required though some gardening experience is beneficial
 
The time required (hours per week) no minimum- up to 20 hours a week
 
Length of commitment: continuous (spring-fall)
 
2. infrastructure and build projects – volunteers assist farm crew in building, assembling, and fixing structures such as high tunnels, sheds, farmstand, tables, benches, and other carpentry like projects. Carpentry and/or construction experience a plus.
 
The time required (hours per week): no minimum- up to 20 hours a week
 
length of commitment: continuous (year-round opportunities)
 
3. Committees – Committees participate with members of the board of directors and farmers to plan and coordinate. We have the following committees: Finance, marketing, education, master planning, events. Backgrounds in finance, marketing, outdoor education, landscaping, and architecture a plus
 
The time required (hours per week) 2 hours every other week. 30 minutes weekly (for certain committees)
 
length of commitment: (continuous)
 

The 120-year-old farmland located between Lincoln Avenue and Federal Road at Middle Highway is the last farm remaining in Barrington, RI. Purchased by the Vendituoli family in 1897, the farm and farm stand on Federal Road has been in continuous operation by family members and friends. Through the years the farm has grown fruits and vegetables; raised chickens, cows, horses, and pigs. For much of the first half of the 20th century, the farm provided a horse-drawn wagon delivery service offering produce, meats, and dairy products to the community. In recent years, William “Billy” Vendituoli and his sister Gloria Suriani ran the farm and farm stand, selling their homegrown tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and corn. Each spring and summer, Billy hired local students to help manage the farm. (Link to Farm History)

The Barrington Farm School has been operating on Vendituoli land for the past 3 seasons and in 2018 transitioned to a protected farm with 501(c)(3) status thanks to the generosity of the community and the Barrington Land Conservation Trust (BLCT).

Community support continues to be imperative to our farm for growing, supplies, farm stand, structures and cultivating the woodland habitat while educating students and community members of all ages. The open space has beekeeping, fresh food tastings, student environmental groups, teachers, artists, nature studies and conservation practices. Join us as a volunteer, benefactor, customer, or friend! See you at the farm!

Volunteering

Volunteers

At Barrington Farm School, we are always looking for volunteers to join us. Whether you are an individual, family, school, religious or other institution or corporate group, we welcome any and all ages and abilities. As an inclusive farm school, we offer a variety of volunteer experiences and opportunities.

Community support is imperative to our growing programs that reach students of all ages. Check our Facebook page or email us at barringtonfarmschool@gmail.com for volunteer opportunities.

  • Farm events (yoga, farm dinners, tours, corporate outings
  • Food scrap drop-off site
  • Join a farm committee (education, major projects, marketing, crop planning)

Support the farm! Make a secure donation online.

Interested in having an event at the farm? Birthday parties, campouts …. everything gets a farm theme… Inquire by sending us an email.

Events Calendar

Calendar for Barrington Farm School

Coming up at Barrington Farm School:

Social Media

OUR MAILING ADDRESS IS:

Barrington Farm School

PO BOX 41

Barrington RI 02806

Check out our social media to see what we’re up to and connect with volunteers and community members. We promise the pictures are beautiful!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwlElS0AGg7/

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7 hours ago
Inspiring and joyous event today @standrewsri ... big thank you and appreciation to all our speakers and guests, making connections and raising awareness in the local food scene @rifpc barringtonbutcheryri… https://t.co/WwaHzJtxIg
1 week ago
2/23 be there:

Line-up for the day:

Intro by Dan Penengo, Board of Directors at Barrington Farm School

Presentation, Rob DeLuise, Flik Independent School Dining and Chef at St. Andrew’s School

Speaker, Matt… https://t.co/wdBchhIcoJ
2 weeks ago
Food-Print event prep presenter list is growing - getting exciting! See you there #barringtonfarmschool @ St. Andrew's School https://t.co/p7a709yI7w