At our farm, we understand that no two days are the same. From morning till night, our rhythm gives children the opportunity to explore their interests while also learning how to care for animals and the environment. Our students start the day with their morning chores, tending to the goats, cows, bunnies, chickens, and ducks. After some hard work, they get to enjoy a snack and time for free play or projects. We firmly believe in allowing kids to take part in their own creative activities, as well as working with us. Projects may include carpentry, nature crafts, or even food projects.
Come springtime, the farm is alive with new life, and our students get to experience the joy of watching baby animals grow, tending to seedlings, and tapping maple trees for syrup. On nice days, we often go out for lunch and explore the woods and marshes near us. Before leaving, we make sure to check on the animals one last time.
This program is designed to reinforce children’s connection to the living world and recognize their place and value within it. We do chores and projects together, garden and explore the natural world.
After School Program
A farm staff member will meet your child at the front office of Shelburne Community School at 1:50 pm (on Wednesdays) or 2:50 pm (Mondays and Thursdays) and walk them to New Village Farm. Children may also be dropped off at the farm at 2:45-3:15 pm.
We are already looking forward to our 2022 summer camps! COVID-19 continues to be an ever-present reality, but our mission of fostering wellness and belonging through farming remains unchanged.