September 6 - November 17
(15% Sibling Discount)
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
New Tuesday 10 years and up program!
Signing up for Fall session will guarantee your child early access to Winter and Spring Farm School registration before opening to the public.
2022-23 Farm School Program Grades K-5th
This program is designed to reinforce children’s connection to the living world and recognize their place and value within it. We do chores and projects together, garden and explore the natural world. The goals of this program include inspiring a deep connection to the land and animals, and building the capacities for confidence, independence, and joy in life and work.
No two days are the same, but we do follow the same rhythm each day. We start the day with morning chores, where we take care of the animals on the farm, including goats, cows, bunnies, chickens, and ducks. Chores are followed by snack, which is followed by free time or projects. We believe there to be equal value in their creating their own play and projects, and working with us. We do not force either and typically find that most students strike a nice balance between the two. Projects often include construction/carpentry, nature crafts, or food projects. In the springtime, the farm is buzzing with new life, and we spend time with new babies, seedlings, and maple sugaring. Afternoons are usually spent venturing out of the barnyard for lunch and exploring the thawing woods and marshes around us before we return to the farm to check on the animals before leaving for the day.
2022-23 Farm School Program 10 yrs and up
This new program for kids 10-15 years will run only on Tuesdays in fall. This program is designed to deepen understanding of farm skills, offer more responsibility and independence to older children, and help them to set and attain goals.
We are currently registering students for Fall 2022!
Direct questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What to Bring
Hearty snack and lunch
Water bottle (and warm drink, when it's cold)
Hat (sun or warm)
Clothing for the weather and the farm. We will get muddy and mucky often. For rain, children need a raincoat, rain pants, and boots; in winter, winter parka, snow pants, and boots. It is a good idea to designate a set of outdoor clothes “farm clothes” if possible.
A change of clothes is always a good idea in case we get wet.
Please leave all electronic devices at home. This includes phones, smartwatches, tablets, game devices, etc.
8:30-10:00 - Morning farm chores
10:00-10:30 - Snack break
10:30-12:15 - Free time/Project time
12:15-1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 - Hike/Project Time
2:30-3:00 - Clean up/Animal Check
Children will learn how to care for and feed all our animals.
They will learn the process to milk both cows and goats.
Children can participate in small carpentry projects as well with hand tools.
Days will include collecting, cleaning and packaging our eggs.
Time can be spent gardening and tending to the land as well.
Time is spent exploring the large land of the farm and identifying new plants.
New Village Farm's Tax ID: 27-4665607