Hello, Visitors, Volunteers, Learners!
Are you interested in volunteering, learning to farm organically, working on a school or scout project, bringing students or children to the farm, helping in construction, or doing an internship? Contact a member of the BFS Volunteer Coordination Team:
If you’re interested in a particular area of the farm, contact one of the team leader(s) below.
|Communication Team Manages social media, newsletter, internal communications||Ron, firstname.lastname@example.org Wayne, email@example.com|
|Composting Team Collects and processes food scraps from the community to create organic fertilizer for the farm||Kelvin, firstname.lastname@example.org Tim, email@example.com|
|Education Committee Conducts programs, tours, events, home schooling||Karen, firstname.lastname@example.org Wayne, email@example.com|
|Farm Stand Committee Manages farm stand; prices and sells farm produce, flower, and honey||Ann, firstname.lastname@example.org Gail T., email@example.com|
|Food Safety Team Educates the farm’s volunteers on safe handling of fresh food||Bev, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Infrastructure Committee Builds, expands, and maintains structures, electricity, and water||Dane, email@example.com|
|Learning Garden Team Working to establish an ADA accessible garden for disabled volunteers||Bev, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pollinator Pathway Team Manages a section of the farm devoted to pollinators (bees, other insects, birds)||Gail, email@example.com|
|Water Resources Team Works with USDA to manage and expand the farm’s well water and irrigation||Bev, firstname.lastname@example.org|
The Barrington Farm School strives to create a warm, welcoming environment free of any bias, prejudice, discrimination, and/or harassment. We invite and welcome you to visit, participate in, and enjoy this historic farm.
Spring Work Continues
Volunteer sessions continue this Saturday from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. So please visit and join in.
Compost mixing and field prep keep going on Sundays at 9 a.m.. and Wednesdays from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Special projects will also be scheduled so please check our calendar for details.
We also have lots of planning for 2022. Please consider attending our committee meetings. We have Education Committee, Crops Committee, Compost Team, Farm Stand Committee, Infrastructure Committee, and Communication Team.
Email any questions to BarringtonFarmSchool@gmail.com. Thank you !!!
To grow food, inspire learning, build community, and foster connection to the land, with the support of dedicated volunteers. We invite and welcome you to visit, participate in, and enjoy this historic farm.
Barrington Farm School is a thriving, inclusive community farm committed to growing healthy food, restoring soil health, offering environmental education, promoting equitable food justice, and instilling an appreciation for the natural habitat and bounty around us.
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.
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 since 2015 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!