Learn With Us in 2022!
Free & Fun!

Something for Everyone!

We have planned a very robust year of educational programming by offering a wide variety of informational workshops, volunteer opportunities, movie screenings, and hands-on experiences.

 

All events are FREE. Registration links will be added below as event registration opens.

 

Please direct all questions to Ceilidh Peden-Spear, Program Manager, at cpedenspear@needhamfarm.org.

Thank you to our sponsors:

January 22, 2022
11:00AM

 

Grow Your Own Micro-greens

Learn how to grow fresh, flavorful micro-greens in winter. All you need is a sunny window.

REGISTER HERE

April 12, 2022
4:00 PM

 

Growing Peas - it's a Snap!

Get ready for spring and summer! Learn to plant and care for Tom Thumb peas with help from the Needham Community Farm. With the right amounts of water, sun and your tender loving care, you'll have pea plants in a few weeks, and then peas to eat.  


The Needham Community Farm provides the supplies and instruction.  Join us at the Needham Public Library community room for a fun-filled session of how to grow, and take care of the plants!

 

Registration coming soon!
 

April 14, 2022

7:30PM

Native Plants for Landscaping

Needham resident Joanne Neale, the owner of Garden MentorSM landscape design and consulting, will talk to us about the benefits of native plants, how to prepare a bed, and show us slides of suggested natives. Joanne’s gardening philosophy is based on low maintenance, sustainability, and organic methods, with an emphasis on native plants.

 

This workshop is co-sponsored by Green Needham and TBS Environmental Action Committee. These organizations will be sponsoring a Native Plant Sale this spring.

REGISTER HERE

March 23, 2022
6:00PM

 

Planning your Garden

for the 2022 season

Learn from farmer Ceilidh how to plan your garden so you can harvest your favorite veggies all season.

REGISTER HERE

May 14, 2022
(Time TBD)

 

The Buzz About Bees

Join NCF beekeeper Dana on the farm for a tour of our hives and an introduction to beekeeping. Family friendly, all ages welcome.

March 30, 2022
7:00PM

Movie Screening: 

Soul Fire Farm's: Uprooting Racism, Seeding Sovereignty

In collaboration with the Needham Diversity Initiative, learn about an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm committed to uprooting racism and seeding sovereignty in the food system.

 

After the screening, we will discuss the film with the following panelists:

Cassandria Campbell - Fresh Food Generation
Omar Carranza - The Food Project
Nataka Crayton - Urban Farming Institute
Sabrina Pilet-Jones - Urban Farming Institute

REGISTER HERE

June 2022
(Date/Time TBD)

 

Home Composting 101

Composting is a great way to keep kitchen scraps out of the landfill and create a rich soil amendment. We'll teach you how to set up and maintain a home compost system and talk about how to use finished compost to boost your garden.

July 2022
(Date/Time TBD)

 

Mushroom Growing 101

Join Elizabeth Almeida of Fat Moon Mushrooms to learn how to grow delicious mushrooms in your backyard.

October 2022
(Date/Time TBD)

 

Fun with Fermentation: Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut, best friend of bratwursts and key component of a good reuben, is surprisingly easy to ferment at home. Learn the basics of fermenting, and step through an easy sauerkraut recipe.

August 2022
(Date/Time TBD)

 

Growing & Using Herbs

Learn about some of the easiest and most flavorful plants you can grow: herbs! We will talk about sweet and savory uses for common garden herbs and how to preserve them for fresh flavors all year long.

November 2022
(Date/Time TBD)

 

Native American Month Movie Screening: Gather

Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.

September 10, 2022
(Time TBD)

 

Fall Open House

Come visit the farm! We'll have activities for all ages including a farm scavenger hunt, veggie and herb tasting, crafts, and open honey bee hives.

December 2022
(Date/Time TBD)

 

Understanding Food Insecurity in Needham

Join us to learn how food insecurity is impacting your neighbors. We will discuss how people are impacted differently by food insecurity and what different organizations are doing around town to ease the pressure on local families.