Wind Hill Community Farm & Learning Center, Inc. is a 501c3 organization with an educational mission and many worthy projects and programs. If you are interested in making a donation this year, your gift will be used to support our education programming, infrastructure expenses and overall sustainability of the farm.
WIND HILL COMMUNITY FARM AND LEARNING CENTER
3006 Hebron Avenue
“How we eat can change the world.”
Wind Hill Farm is a four-season, sustainable farm promoting local produce.
- A community garden with raised beds available to the public;
- An organic farm, offering hands-on experience;
- A learning center conveying healthful and environmentally friendly choices for adults and children.
The mission of the Wind Hill Community Farm and Learning Center is to encourage people of all ages to participate in farming and gardening in order to increase their experience, knowledge and commitment to a healthy lifestyle, environmental responsibility, farm land preservation, buying local, fresh produce and increasing their own health and that of their families by learning new ways to serve, cook and preserve fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables.
Wind Hill Farm has three basic activities/programs:
1. Working Farm: 2-3 acres of vegetables, grown using organic principles and pre-sold to members of our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in a 13-week program from June to October. Everything grown at the Farm is distributed to the CSA members, with a surplus field area for donations to local food banks. The working farm is a model for sustainable gardening with on-site composting, an off-grid, solar and gravity-driven) water irrigation system and organic pest and weed control;
2. Members’ Garden: Raised garden beds of 4’x12’, leased to area families for growing produce for home consumption; Volunteer-driven, on-site learning opportunities about organic growing; social hub and harvest activities;
3. Farming, Environmental & Healthy Choices Educational Programming Workshops and classes on organic growing, home composting, healthful eating suggestions, and preserving local produce. We offer a very popular chef demonstration series during the summer. Our Farm Fresh Kids after-school and summer programs combine lessons on plants and gardening with healthy snack options from locally grown produce.
Our current Board of Directors is made up of the following members:
- Dominika Coloaiacovo, Chairperson
- Brenda Sullivan
- John Ultee
- Nancy Owen
- Craig Colvin
- Rob Moy
- Jean Hopkins
- Kate Duguay
- Marisa Chirico
- Barbara Wagner, Executive Director