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Welcome to our blog! Learn about our farm operation, public programs, and the people behind our work through the Notes from the Field and Education sections. Peruse the Recipes section for some staff favorites.

Waltham Fields Community Farm (incorporated as Community Farms Outreach, Inc.) is a nonprofit farming organization focusing on sustainable food production, fresh food assistance, and on-farm education. For more information about Waltham Fields check out our website!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Before and After

One of the goals of Waltham Fields Community Farm is to connect people with the land, their food, and the local food movement through educational opportunities. The Children's Learning Garden, resting on a tenth-acre at the UMass Extension farm site, plays a large role in doing just that by providing children ages 0-11 with the opportunity to take an active part in the growing season. Although specific activities and topics change throughout the year, CLG programming generally discusses the fundamentals of plants, animals and insects, soil and compost, small farms and farmers markets. Programming strongly emphasizes a farm-to-plate connection by including cooking activities that typically require the children to harvest their own crops!

We've been working hard to get the garden ready for our summer programming. In a matter of a few weeks, Waltham Field's Learning Garden has exploded with life.

June 2010:

Baby tomatoes
Small beginnings

July 2010:

Tomatoes, watermelons, and marigolds


Learning Garden programming is available in the spring, summer and fall. Eligible kids must be entering grades 1-6. Email Jericho to sign up or for more information.

Media (text and image) created and published by Rebekah Carter 2010.

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