Spring Events at the Community Farm Institute!

March 25th, 2016

harvesting kale better

All programs are Free & Open to the Public
the Farm, 168 Hummock Pond Rd

Programs are held rain or shine. If rain, they are held indoors inside our new greenhouse. Read the rest of this entry »

Small Farm Equipment Workshop Sunday April 3

March 22nd, 2016

CommunityGarden_43_KatieKaizerPhotographyLearn the proper use of a few different kinds of seeders, and how to use and maintain a BCS walking tractor, and its exciting implements! Read the rest of this entry »

Cover Cropping Workshop at CFI!

September 24th, 2015

Dylan WallaceMonday September 28

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

with mentor farmer Dylan Wallace

at the Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm

168 Hummock Pond Road (entrance is through 166 Hummock Pond Road)


Don’t leave your garden’s soil bare and exposed for the winter! Learn what to cover it with, how to enrich your soil and gain another crop!

Ag Workshop at the Island Fair Sunday!

September 17th, 2015

Andrew kneeling in crop row talkingAs part of the Community Farm Institute continuing educational series, Andrew Spollett, organic grower at Bartlett Farm, will talk about Food Safety, Good Agricultural Practices and Composting, all fundamentals for the beginning farmer.

At the Island Fair, Tom Nevers.

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 20

Meet at the Sustainable Nantucket table in the Community Tent.

Program is free, but please note: Entrance fee to the Island Fair may apply.


Weed Management Workshop Tuesday at the Farm!

July 16th, 2015

Dylan Wallace

As part of our educational series, Dylan Wallace, CFI Mentor Farmer, will be teaching a workshop this coming Tuesday on Weed Management… We hope you can attend!

Tuesday July 21 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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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!