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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!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Getting our Hands Dirty

In action!

The beauty of the Children's Learning Garden rests not only in its luscious, green glory, but also in its ability to bring children together to learn about the land, farming, and food production.

Getting through the drought

Garden work, including seeding, transplanting, weeding, watering, and harvesting, helps kids develop an understanding of the plant world and its importance to humans, animals, and ecosystems all over our planet.

Collecting basil

By taking part in all aspects of the plant life cycle, the children gain a stronger appreciation for their food and the life-giving nutrients it provides us.

Food's more fun when you grow it yourself!

In the Learning Garden, we try to grow a variety of interesting fruits and vegetables like the ones that you 'll see highlighted in our blog, as well as a number of staples that kids (and adults!) love to eat. If you or your child have any suggestions for next year's crops, feel free to email your ideas to us at wfcfblog@gmail.com.

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

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