Advocating community partnerships   --    Modeling innovative methods to grow healthy foods

--    Promoting healthy habits and healthy eating.  

 

The Farm is a community supported agricultural enterprise that strives to provide healthy produce for those in need while promoting education, empowerment, and sustainable agriculture.  The Farm is located at the 24-acre property of the Greater Washington County Food Bank, with the function and capabilities of growing fruits and vegetables for the clients the Food Bank serves. Currently, The Farm hosts several hydroponic containers for growing, is developing a fully-functional greenhouse space, a 100-tree orchard of mixed fruits, and raised beds for gardening. Several projects are in the works, including utilization of the acreage for planting and growing crops, innovative agriculture education programs,  and development of further hydroponic and aquaponic containers. We are just getting started!

 

 

 

 

How can you get involved in The Farm?

Volunteer!  The Farm has volunteer needs in all of its programs, including the orchard, hydroponics, raised beds, and produce fields. We can work with your schedule and experience level to find the best fit for you. Individual volunteers, families, and groups are all welcome. Internships and Pre-Apprenticeships are also available. Visit our Volunteer page for current volunteer opportunities or e-mail thefarm@gwcfb.org for details!

Teach a class!  Got the secret to great tomatoes? Can you compost like no other?   Use your expertise and help others! We are actively looking for professionals and knowledgeable hobbyist to be able to provide their expertise in farming skills and techniques to teach the general public.

Support The Farm through a charitable donation to Greater Washington County Food Bank!

Schedule a Tour of the hydroponic facilities. Group and Individual tours available for free with advance notice. Come see the hydroponic setups and progress made as The Farm begins its revolutionary setup in Washington County. Schedule your tour now.

Internships Available!  Now accepting Internship Applications for the Agricultural Production & Education internship for Winter 2020 and Spring 2021. Get more info on Internships at The Farm.

Farm Fridays

The Farm is proud to present Farm Fridays! This virtual education will be available on our Facebook page, and is aired at 9AM on Fridays. Educational topics include items related to current and future plans of The Farm, growing your own produce, gardening tips, raising livestock, and other various farm-related topics. Some weeks will be pre-recorded, while other weeks would be Facebook live, with interactive questions and live commentary. Join us every Friday at 9AM on Facebook!

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U S Department of Agriculture ( civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering
USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877 8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD 3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632 9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250 9410;


(2) fax: (202) 690 7442; or


(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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724-632-2190

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909 National Pike West, Brownsville, PA 15417