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Archive of posts filed under the Community Farm category.

Needham Farmer’s Market this Sunday, Aug. 17th 12-4 pm

This week the Needham Farmers Market will be celebrating music. This Sunday’s market lands on the anniversary of the day in 1969 the Woodstock music festival concluded in Bethel NY. In honor of the festival, the Needham Farmers Market will be giving away $5 in farmers bucks to use at any of the day’s vendors …read more

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Needham Community Farm Online Auction Begins March 7th

The Needham Community Farm’s 3rd Annual Online Auction will be held from March 7th-March 20th at www.biddingforgood.com/needhamcommunityfarm. Bid on lots of cool items for the entire family – over 100 items!  Also, go to our auction site to learn how to get entered into a drawing for a $500 gift card to Whole Foods Market!  Proceeds from the auction allow …read more

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Gardeners in Training – Rising 3rd through 5th Graders, 8/27 – 8/30

Join a group of rising 3rd-5th Graders at the Needham Community Farm for a few days of learning about what grows at the Farm, Seeds and Weeds, Flowers and Plant Pollination, and Composting. We will use ice breakers to get everyone involved, a scavenger hunt, hands on activities and help with some chores around the …read more

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Needham Community Farm Classes

Class registration for the Needham Community Farm family gardening education program has begun. Join your neighbors and friends at the Needham Community Farm this spring and summer for either our Beginning or Intermediate Organic Gardening classes. You will learn all you need to know to start, grow and harvest your own vegetables during the 6-month growing …read more

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Needham Community Farm Summer Opportunity

The Needham Community Farm is offering a unique educational experience this summer that will teach participants how to plan,  prepare and maintain a vegetable garden using organic methods. Each week of this exciting series will have a different instructional focus as participants go through the process of planting and maintaining a 12 ft x 4 ft raised bed at …read more

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Great Progress for Needham Community Farm!

On May 22nd, the Needham Community Farm (NCF) broke ground at our new location off Pine Street. Over 40 volunteers, children and adults, spent the day building raised beds, to be used for educational programs at the site. These beds will also provide fresh produce to the Needham Food Pantry and the community. The NCF …read more

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Dec 2010 meeting – partner project updates

December 2010 updates from some of the Green Needham partner organizations… Needham Community Farm The NCF recently submitted an NEF Large Grant application for $15,000 to fund farm-based curriculum development at the Nike site (assuming the NCF is awarded the license to use the Nike site).  The proposed programming would be focused on grades 6-12 but …read more

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Needham Community Farm – 350.org Event

The Needham Community Farm hosted a 350.org “International Work Party” last week which was co-sponsored by the Green Needham Collaborative and First Parish Church. “Work party” volunteers helped winterize the NCF pilot gardens by layering newspapers and hay over the vegetable beds. The group had lots of fun working and enjoyed snacking on apples generously …read more

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Sept 2010 meeting – partner project updates

September 2010 updates from some of Green Needham’s partner organizations Bay Colony Rail Trail The Bay Colony Rail Trail project is an effort to convert seven miles of unused rail corridor between Needham Junction and Medfield to a shared use recreational path. The BCRT is a registered non-profit, and recently received its first grant from …read more

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Seeds Sown for Needham Farm

The Needham Community Farm is one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to a recent vote by the Needham School Committee.

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