Working Wednesdays

Our Summer intern @pb_paige teaches 3 year old in cutting flowers and ornamental grasses for bouquets during our working wednesday volunteer session.

This summer, join us for working Wednesdays, where we open the farm to volunteers of all ages and abilities to assist in a variety of farm chores and projects. We host working Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. every week. Reach out to Farmer Dan to get involved, or email us!

Farm Stand

At Barrington Farm School we relish in community and are funded by grants and donations. To that end, the farm stand is always open to customers on a self serve, self pay basis. Simply choose your produce or products, then add your donation amount (we post desired pricing) and drop $$$ into the red cash box. EVERY SATURDAY WE ARE AT THE FARM STAND TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND TO MEET AND GREET WITH THE COMMUNITY (9AM-12PM)

Bees on the Farm

Courtesy of a wonderful bee grant, Dane Pursley takes participants in our bee program to check hives (queen is the one with green dot). If interested in participating with the bee program, please email Dane to learn more.

‘Little Uruguay’ Garden Bed

Ready for Seedlings

Did you know Farmer Dan is a native of Uruguay? Thanks to Tim Faulkner (co-founder of bfs) our garden beds have acquired charming names. Little Uruguay is ready for tomato seedlings (02 June). We”ll transplant indeterminate and determinate organic seed varieties here.

Educational Workshops

A series of workshops are published here for reference by students, parents, and teachers. We believe these workshops supplement elementary school education, develop an understanding of the natural world, and give kids a great activity!

If you are interested in attending, organizing, or developing workshops, contact us! We are excited to work with you.

Our three workshops with guided instructions were adapted from lesson plans found on the KidsGardening website, GrowLab: Classroom Activities for Indoor Gardens and Grow Lights, and the Edible Schoolyard website. We modified the lesson plans to fit the goals and space at Barrington Farm School.

“Lesson Plans.” Kids Gardening, kidsgardening.org/lesson-plans/. Accessed 23 Apr. 2019.

“Resource Library.” The Edible Schoolyard Project, edibleschoolyard.org/resource-search. Accessed 23 Apr. 2019.

Seed Workshop

Workshop: Journey to the Center of a Seed

Age range: grades K-4

Time: 30-45 minutes

Materials: a variety of seeds, lima bean seeds (about 2 per child), small envelopes to store seed mixtures for individual groups

Preparation: Gather a mixture of seeds of different colors, textures, and sizes. Large seeds like beans, corn, peas, and squash are easiest for young students to handle.

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