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2016 FARM Camp

Registration for 2016 FARM Camp is now open!

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Winter Walipini!

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First, a few updates: Our Early Bird Discount for camp registration ends on Monday (the 15th), and hiring has begun for summer Farm Based Educators. Please spread the word! And stay tuned for more information regarding our weekly lamb viewings. We haven’t posted any information because we’ve actually delayed our lambing this year. Whereas in […]

Spring Into Nature!


Attention island families: If you need something for your kids to do during April Vacation Week, please check out Spring Into Nature! Those who sign up will visit a different Vineyard property every day and participate in some awesome programming with Felix Neck, Island Grown Schools, Sassafras, The Trustees of Reservations, and The Farm Institute. […]

Calling all Farm-Based Educators, pas...


It’s hard to believe it’s already time to start thinking about next summer, especially as the island’s weather has just begun to feel like winter. But alas, here we are, mid-January and the search for 2016’s teachers and summer staff has begun. We have had so many great farm-based educators(FBE) that often we’ll reach out […]

Indigo Alchemy


I admit that I am not a fiber person. I don’t know how to knit, crochet, or weave, and the idea of shearing sheep gives me the same phantom backache I get when I think about trimming a flock’s worth of hooves. I love putting on a pair of wool socks or a sweater this […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Seed Starting Workshop

    March 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  2. Sheepapalooza

    April 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Spring into Nature at The FARM Institute

    April 18 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Eat, Paint, Love Your Body

    May 6 @ 5:30 pm - May 8 @ 5:00 pm