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, a100-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 https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=c.SignUpSearch&eid=0DC6CCD8FDC8FE61&cs=09B7BAD98FBE8B6D7B7B640F5BB39BCF&sortby=c.community 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 Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2020. 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 tocurrent 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!

Upcoming Events (Subject to changes due to COVID-19 mitigation

Hydroponics and Aquaponics Workshop Series for Veterans

6-8PM every Monday until May 4th

March 02, 2020

A FREE workshop series for veterans & military members through The Farm, Mission Homestead, and Chatham University. This will be a hands-on 10 session series taught by The Farm staff and Chatham University’s Aquaculture Professor, Dr. Roy Weitzell. The program will include:

 

  • Tours of Trinity High School & Chatham University’s state of the art hydroponics & aquaponics systems     

  • Hands-on experience with The Farm’s hydroponics systems

  • A workshop binder & lesson materials to keep

  • One Free Food-grade IBC Tank Upon Program completion for use in your own hydroponics/aquaponics system

  • Program completion certificate


The 10 workshops will take place 6pm-8pm every Monday from March 2nd-May 4th, 2020. Most workshops will take place at The Farm with two workshops/farm tours taking place at Trinity High School and Chatham University's Eden Hall Campus.

To Register, Click Here or contact Morgan Livingston at 724-632-2190 x108 or thefarm@gwcfb.org

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