Spring Gardening Series: Beginner Gardeners’ Program


 Smith Middle School
Cost: $10 per session, $25 for the series
 All the basics, including the easiest and quickest veggies to grow. Session freebies include a plant six-pack of seedlings, heirloom tomato plant and seed packets.

 Reserve your spot by contacting us at windhillfarmcom@gmail.com
Or pay in full today:  
SESSION #1         PLANNING   Sun, Soil and Family-Friendly Crops
  • Start small!   Picking your spot: sun, size and location
  • The basics: benefits of raised beds, size for your garden, working with your soil*
  • The easiest and most productive crops to grow
  • What to Bring: phone picture of your likely garden spot
  • Take Away:   6-pack of sweet pea plants, herb seedling
                *Raised Garden Beds available for rent at Wind Hill Farm
SESSION #2   PLANTING       Plotting Your Garden
Choosing your Family’s Favorite Vegetables to Grow: what to plant and how much, succession planting
  • Review Garden Plans and Create Your Own: Patio Garden Planters, Herb Garden, Everything for Salads, Summer Bounty Garden, Kids’ Delight and more
  • Take Away: Checklist of Your Vegetables, Free Sample Seed Packets and Choice of one Wind Hill Heirloom Tomato Seedling
 SESSION #3   PICKING Some Pest Tactics; Harvesting
  • Keeping an eye on your garden: relax & enjoy. The plants do most of the work on their own!
  • Water and fertilization, don’t overdo it
  • Pests and Varmints: Techniques for Control
  • Take Away: Compost Tea Bag, Compost Instructions

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Wind Hill Community Farm welcomes our community to join us in farming, gardening, eating healthy local produce and enjoying our beautiful farm.  There are opportunities to volunteer on any level in our efforts.

Options include:

  • a farming or gardening task (weeding or harvesting),
  • a one-time project,
  • the distribution of produce to the food bank truck, or
  • assistance with one of our educational programs, chef demonstrations or farm dinners.

We also welcome activists or teachers who would like to organize and run new programs.   Please reply to this website, or call our Executive Director Barbara Wagner at 860 989 1909. Thanks!

Weed and W(h)ine!

We have an ongoing group of committed volunteers that meet every Monday evening to work shoulder-to-shoulder on the Farm, then sit down together for appetizers, wine and camaraderie.  A committed group, that meets periodically throughout the winter and gets together to start our tomato seedlings in February, we’d love to have you join us.  No commitment required and drop ins are always welcome.

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Our "Seed Program" at the YMCA Afterschool Program