BARRINGTON FARM SCHOOL @ Vendituoli Farm

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:

Deb, deborahmatson@aol.com Gail, read5@msn.com Wayne, wayneleaver1959@icloud.com 

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 communicationsRon, rpittrep5@gmail.com  Wayne, wayneleaver1959@icloud.com
Composting Team Collects and processes food scraps from the community to create organic fertilizer for the farmKelvin, kmisiurski@hotmail.com  Tim, tcfaulkner5@gmail.com 
Education Committee Conducts programs, tours, events, home schoolingKaren, ksealflowers@gmail.com  Wayne, psbandw@aol.com 
Farm Stand Committee Manages farm stand; prices and sells farm produce, flower, and honeyAnn, admdoran@gmail.com  Gail T., gail.tonnessen@gmail.com 
Food Safety Team Educates the farm’s volunteers on safe handling of fresh foodBev, bevmigliore@gmail.com 
Infrastructure Committee Builds, expands, and maintains structures, electricity, and waterDane, danepursley@gmail.com
Learning Garden Team Working to establish an ADA accessible garden for disabled volunteersBev, bevmigliore@gmail.com 
Pollinator Pathway Team Manages a section of the farm devoted to pollinators (bees, other insects, birds)Gail, read5@msn.com 
Water Resources Team Works with USDA to manage and expand the farm’s well water and irrigationBev, bevmigliore@gmail.com

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 !!!

BFS MISSION

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. 

VISION

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.

See Barrington Farm School Master Plan 2021

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!

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:

Deb, deborahmatson@aol.com

Gail, read5@msn.com

Wayne, wayneleaver1959@icloud.com

Opportunities for new volunteers

What talents will you bring to the farm?
1. Farming and gardening – volunteers join our farmers in daily farm chores. Tasks include mulching, composting, transplanting, harvesting, weeding and other plant-related tasks. No qualifications or skills required, though gardening experience is a plus.
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, farm stand, tables, benches, and other carpentry projects. Carpentry and/or construction experience is a plus.
Length of commitment: continuous (year-round opportunities)

3. Committees and Teams – These groups plan for and coordinate different aspects of the farm’s operation. If you’re interested in a particular topical area, contact one of the team leader(s) below.

Communication Team
Manages social media, newsletter, internal communications
Ron, rpittrep5@gmail.com
Wayne, wayneleaver1959@icloud.com
Composting Team
Collects and processes food scraps from the community to create organic fertilizer for the farm
Kelvin, kmisiurski@hotmail.com
Tim, tcfaulkner5@gmail.com
Education Committee
Conducts programs, tours, events, home schooling
Karen, ksealflowers@gmail.com
Wayne, psbandw@aol.com
Farm Stand Committee
Manages farm stand; prices and sells farm produce, flower, and honey
Ann, admdoran@gmail.com
Gail T., gail.tonnessen@gmail.com
Food Safety Team
Educates the farm’s volunteers on safe handling of fresh food
Bev, bevmigliore@gmail.com
Infrastructure Committee
Builds, expands, and maintains structures, electricity, and water
Dane, danepursley@gmail.com
Learning Garden Team
Working to establish an ADA accessible garden for disabled volunteers
Bev, bevmigliore@gmail.com
Pollinator Pathway Team
Manages a section of the farm devoted to pollinators (bees, other insects, birds)
Gail, read5@msn.com
Water Resources Team
Works with USDA to manage and expand the farm’s well water and irrigation
Bev, bevmigliore@gmail.com

 

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.

Farm 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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