Farm City is coordinated by volunteers in agriculture. This is a traveling program which is held at host farms throughout the state. These are typically one-two day events which bring children out on a farm to learn about agriculture. The CT Agricultural Education Foundation provides the financial support necessary to coordinate these events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in hosting a Farm City event at your farm.
In 2017, CTAEF supported a Farm City event in October. More than 100 students from Norwich visited Blue Slope Farm to learn more about agriculture.
The 2016 Farm City was held at Massaro Community Farm, a non-profit 175 member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and educational farm in Woodbridge. North Haven students learned about bees, pollination, composting, soil and plants.
The 2015 Farm City event was held at Common Ground, a high school, urban farm and environmental education center in New Haven. Students from Hamden learned about bees, animals, soil and food mapping.
The 2014 Farm City event was held at New Pond Farm in West Redding, Conn. Approximately 122 students from Bridgeport participated. During this one day educational program students were able to learn about food, nutrition, science and local resources.
The 2013 Farm City event was held on May 8th at Urban Oaks Organic Farm in New Britain, CT. Third grade class from Chamberlain Elementary School in New Britain participated in this one day educational program to learn about food, nutrition, science and local resources. To see pictures and a short news article from this year’s event, click here.
The 2012 Farm City event was held on May 10th at Blue Slope Farm in North Franklin, CT. 115 students were in attendance at this event which focused on chickens, eggs, poultry and a visit to the Blue Slope Museum! Check out some of the pictures from the event below!
In 2010, CTAEF helped underwrite the Connecticut Winter Farm City, which was held at Brookside Farm II in Litchfield, CT in March, 2010. http://www.litchfield.bz/Articles/NewsArticles/2010/03March/0325farm.html .
There were two farm city events held in October, 2009 at Greenbacker Farms and New Pond Farm. Several hundred students attended these volunteer events. Special thanks to New Pond Farm and the Greenbacker family for hosting Farm City in 2009.