Newhall Fields Community Farm
Thursday and Saturday mornings! (and community events)
Use the calendar below to sign-up.
You may choose any length of time to participate. Please note your arrival time and/or length of time you will volunteer in the comment section of the calendar.
Come join the fun on the farm from April to November of 2019.
On any day activities might include spring farm preparations, seeding, watering, transplanting, weeding, thinning, mulching and harvesting. Instruction and educational opportunities will be provided on what to do on any particular session. A unique educational component will be part of this community farming activity. All volunteers must be 18 or older or accompanied by an adult.
How to prepare for a day on the farm: Wear appropriate farming attire including close-toed shoes, gloves, hat, and apply sunblock. Bring a full Water Bottle! Remember you are going to get dirty.
Tools: You can bring your own tools if you have them. Please mark them, to identify them as your own. Helpful tools to bring include: gloves, pitch fork, shovel, trowel, weeder, pruning shears, and pruning saw.
Newhall Fields Community Farm Location: 189R Lynn Street, Peabody, MA 01960. Behind Tillie's Farm Stand - Walk down the path to the left of the large greenhouse.
Parking: Street parking available along Lynn Street on either side of Farm Stand, please do not park in front of Tillie's Farm Stand or in the parking lot as those spaces are reserved for Tillie's Farm Stand customers only. No unauthorized vehicles are permitted in the fields.
Public Transportation: MBTA Bus route #435 (Liberty Tree Mall to Central Square Lynn) stops at Lynn Street and Fairview Avenue one block from Tillie's Farm.
Weather cancellations: We work rain or shine. It is your decision to volunteer in the fields or not. If you decide it is too wet, too cold, too hot, etc, then that is your choice. In the event that we cancel a work day, you will be notified via email that morning. For questions about cancellations, please email [email protected]
Tool Safety information: http://nasdonline.org/949/d000790/agricultural-engineering-safety-lesson-plan-hand-tool-safety.html
|| Jeannette McGinn