I think I’ve mentioned here before that family farms are important to me, right? :) Well, I’m very happy to share that my town’s high school is developing a program to promote agriculture, build a greenhouse, and work with local farmers to farm an acre plot near the school. I got involved by sharing some lesson plans and activities that could be used in a greenhouse (I teach in a neighboring town and have a greenhouse attached to my room *dream classroom!*). You can read the newspaper article about the plan, where I’m flattered to be mentioned for the small role that I played. So, in honor of this announcement, I’m devoting this post to local farms.
When I think of New England farms, I think of barns.
Mema’s dairy barn, on the farm where my mom grew up
The barn at Ed’s parents house, where woodworking takes place
A neighbor/ friend’s barn, home of their family’s garden center
The historical society’s barn, that houses town artifacts
My family’s farm market
And my favorite picture, the waterwheel barn at my family’s farm, decorated for Christmas by my brother Nathaniel