We are a non-profit, community farm located in east
Glastonbury. Our mission is to promote local farms,
environmental stewardship and healthy eating by
encouraging people of all ages to participate in
farming, gardening and educational programs about
healthy food choices.
Wind Hill Community Farm & Learning Center, Inc. was founded in 2012 by three neighbors who shared an interest in organic farming and community activism. Our mission is to promote local farms, environmental stewardship, and healthy eating by encouraging people of all ages to participate in farming, gardening, and education programs about healthy food choices. The community we serve is the Glastonbury and greater Glastonbury area.
We are just completing our fifth growing season on our small farm, with the area being tilled being increased each year.
Principal Activities: Our activities are numerous, varied, and expanding each year. All center on the importance of local agriculture, healthy eating habits, and environmental stewardship. This past year we served over 550 people in these various programs. We maintain a three-acre farm, leased from the town of Glastonbury, using sustainable and organic principles. On the farm, we provide 29 raised-bed garden plots available for families to rent for the growing season. We till several fields and maintain a hoop house to grow various vegetables and sell then to the public through an 18-week CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. We have several educational programs, including a summer series of low-cost chef demonstration meals (farm-to-table meals), which expose the public to the pleasure and benefit of fresh, local food. We regularly sponsor other timely and informative educational programs, such as guided bird walks, seed-saving demonstrations, and organic gardening tips. We also have a Farm Fresh Kids Program which introduces elementary school children to vegetable gardens and creative and nutritious ways to use fresh, local produce.
We welcome anyone who would like to volunteer on any level in our efforts. From undertaking a farming or gardening task such as clearing a new section, weeding, or planting a row, we would love to have you involved. We also welcome new teachers, environmental activists or people interested in helping organize and run our programs.