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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our sponsors:
April 12, 2022
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
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.
May 14, 2022
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
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:
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.
Mushroom Growing 101
Join Elizabeth Almeida of Fat Moon Mushrooms to learn how to grow delicious mushrooms in your backyard.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.