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Join Us For Two Special Farm & Food Presentations!

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November 1st, 2016

Annie Farrell poster

Mushroom Growing Workshop October 16 at The Farm!

September 9th, 2016


Postponed from September 25… Now part of the NantucketGrown Food Festival!

Join mushroom-growing specialist Alden Lenhart in a hands-on workshop on How to install a Wine Cap Mushroom Bed in your yard or garden!

Sunday, October 16,1:00 – 3:00

Rain or shine (talk will be inside greenhouse if raining; wear appropriate work clothing for installation outdoors).

Alden will also talk about mushrooms, their role in nature and different methods of growing them.

At the Community Farm Institute
168 Hummock Pond Road

Free, and Open to the Public

Click HERE for more info on the Food Festival

Community Farm Institute News!

June 29th, 2016

group searching for insect pestsThanks so much to Andrew Spollett for leading local growers in an Organic Pest and Disease Management workshop this past Sunday! Read the rest of this entry »

Organic Pest & Disease Management Workshop!

June 23rd, 2015

Please join us!

Sunday June 28

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

with organic grower, Andrew Spollett

at the Community Farm Institute
Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm
168 Hummock Pond Road

rain or shine ~ free & open to the pubic

Identification, prevention and management of common insect pests and diseases using organic methods.

Organic Fertilizer & Nutrient Management Workshop this Sunday!

June 11th, 2015

KODAK Digital Still CameraPlease join us!

Sunday, June 14
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Organic Fertilizers
Hands-on workshop on soil testing and nutrient management for your garden or farm plot.

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Learn about Organic Fertilizers Sunday June 14 at the Farm!

May 28th, 2015

First plowing of plotOrganic Fertilizers
with Andrew Spollett

Sunday June 14, 1:00 – 3:00 pm 

at the Walter F. Ballinger Community Farm
128 Hummock Pond Road

Rain or Shine

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Flexible Farmer Workshop Postponed

May 11th, 2015

The Flexible Farmer Workshop scheduled for this coming Saturday May 18 at the Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm has been postponed until a later date. Please stay tuned!

Raised Beds & Field Preparation

April 28th, 2015

plowed plots with kids 2Using the SN Community Farm Institute’s new walking tractor, learn how to make raised beds of plowed and banked soil, with John Kuszpa, Site Manager

At the Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm

9am – Noon, 168 Hummock Pond Road

Heavy rain cancels. Call 508-524-0823 if weather looks questionable. Dress warmly in work clothes.

See you all there!