In loving memory of Bev Migliore
Bev spent her years dedicated to protecting the environment.Photos courtesy of Gail Read
Barrington Farm School is deeply saddened at the recent passing of our good friend, farmer, and board member, Bev Migliore.
Bev was vital to the establishment of BFS. She dedicated long hours serving on the original board of directors, shaping our mission, vision, and bylaws. She helped raise funds and navigate the complex process to permanently protect the historic farm from development. Her vast experience in education, science, and environmental regulations crafted our health and safety protocols for students, visitors, and volunteers at BFS.
She made BFS a sanctuary for nature and the public, creating wildflower and pollinator gardens. She wrote grants for water stations, soil testing and a learning space for the differently abled.
The farm stand and gardens were a second home for Bev. She harvested wildflowers and crafted beautiful bouquets for the farm stand and to brighten the days of those in need. 
Bev’s network of partners and friends, including her husband Joe, helped BFS grow and thrive in the community. She served on the BFS Executive Committee for many years and guided BFS as interim board president through a transition to new leadership.
We are most grateful to Bev for her unending dedication to BFS and will miss her wisdom, strength, and friendship. While we miss her presence, we feel her spirit surrounding us.
Bev’s obituary and information on services


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. 

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!

Volunteer with us!

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? View our Volunteer Handbook, and sign-up here!

If you are a Corporation, School or Community Group looking to bring 10 or more volunteers out to the farm, please email us, and we will get back to you with details about how you can create a memorable, team building experience that makes a difference!

Opportunities for new volunteers

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.

Composting Team
Collects and processes food scraps from the community to create organic fertilizer for the farm
Education Committee
Conducts programs, tours, events, home schooling

Farm Stand Committee
Manages farm stand; prices and sells farm produce, flower, and honey
Food Safety Team
Educates the farm’s volunteers on safe handling of fresh food
Infrastructure Committee
Builds, expands, and maintains structures, electricity, and water
Learning Garden Team
Working to establish an ADA accessible garden for disabled volunteers
Pollinator Pathway Team
Manages a section of the farm devoted to pollinators (bees, other insects, birds)
Water Resources Team
Works with USDA to manage and expand the farm’s well water and irrigation

Community support is imperative to our growing programs that reach students of all ages. Check our Facebook page or email us at 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)

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