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Newhall Fields Community Farm

NEWHALL FIELDS COMMUNITY FARM

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Come join the fun on the farm and grow food together for our community from April to November. 

On any day activities might include attention to soil health, 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 in High School 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, and pruning shears.

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

 THANK YOU AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!!

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Created by:   Jeannette McGinn
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EDT) Location Available Slot
04/16/2020
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Event Hive - Zoom Call 

Event Hive - Zoom Call

discuss our upcoming events and necessary adjustments we can make to our programs and the calendar. We can touch base, share some things we're grateful for, and brainstorm creative ways we can continue to safely unite people under the NFCF mission.

 
1 slot filled - more available
Jeannette McGinn
04/22/2020
(Wed. 9:30am - 12:30pm)
Newhall Fields Community Farm 189 Lynn Street, Peabody, MA 

Earth Day - Farm Day (15)

Come farm together on Earth Day. Today we will celebrate the land, the soil, the plants and connect with our farm as we prepare for the growing season together! Come join the fun this Earth Day!

 
5 of 15 slots filled
Jeannette McGinn
Hazel Kiefer
Emily Cooper
Terence Lee
Dani Bouchard
04/28/2020
(Tue. 6:00pm - 7:30pm)
Breaking Grounds Cafe, 67 Main Street, Peabody 

Community Meeting - Doors open at 5:30pm. Come early - refreshments will be available

Come join this community conversation, as we look toward the year ahead to continue this invaluable relationship with the land, to feed our neighbors, to prepare for another season of community farming, and to encourage our partnerships and collaborations

 
9 slots filled - more available
Jeannette McGinn
Rebecca Ingalls
Emily Cooper
Can't wait!
Meegan Petersen
Sheila D'Ambrosio
Carol Gorevitz
Hazel Kiefer
Jacqui Richard
Emily Cooper
05/09/2020
(Sat. 9:30am - 12:00pm)
Newhall Fields Community Farm, 189 Lynn Street Peabody MA 

Volunteer training for Bridgewell Day of Giving

Today you will be trained to be a lead volunteer for the Bridgewell Day of Giving. Sign up for one hour to learn a task that you will lead on May 13th for the Bridgewell Community Day of Giving.

 
6 slots filled - more available
Sheila D'Ambrosio
Jeannette McGinn
Hazel Kiefer
Rebecca Ingalls
Jacquelyn Richard
Emily Cooper
05/13/2020
(Wed. 10:00am - 1:30pm)
Newhall Fields Community Farm 189 R Lynn Street, Peabody, MA 

Bridgewell Day of Giving

Come join the Bridgewell community to kick-off the growing season in Newhall Fields. We will be preparing soil, adding compost, seeding, planting and much more. Come enjoy a fruitful day in Newhall Fields!

 
6 slots filled - more available
Jeannette McGinn
Sheila D'Ambrosio
Hazel Kiefer
Rebecca Ingalls
Jacquelyn Richard
Emily Cooper
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