We need your vote!

 

The Whole Foods Market at Bishops Corner in West Hartford has launched a contest for environmentally conscious nonprofits to decorate park benches in honor of Earth Day.   The winning bench will win a prize of 5% of a Saturday’s sales at Bishop’s Corner Whole Foods Market. A team of Auerfarm artists created a bench showing some of the Farm’s birds, plants and animals.  Please stop by the store to look at the entries and vote for the Auerfarm bench!  Visit and vote often.  Voting ends on April 30, 2015.

Auerfarm on the News!  Be sure to check us out on the following 2 local news shows!

Wed, April 22nd- FOX-TV CH 6 “The 9 a.m. Show” live interview during the 9 a.m. hour

Saturday, April 25th – NewsChannel 8 “Good Morning CT Weekend Show” live interview at 7:10 a.m.

 

Our Executive Director, Jack Hasegawa was also on the radio today.  You can listen to the interview here: http://www.wliswmrd.net/ and click the link for "Listen to Recent Shows On Demand". 

Adopt a Maple Tree!

 

At Auerfarm, we are looking to plant the next generation of Sugar Maples!  Please help us so we can plant at least 12 trees.  For more information, visit Adopt a Maple Tree.jpg

Announcements

Every Day is Earth Day at Auerfarm!  Kim Mock, our Education Director was on the FOX TV Morning Show on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Kim announced an Earth Day open house at the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm on Saturday, April 25, from 10:00-4:00.  Visitors can walk around the gardens, visit the animals, hike through the meadows and woods, and visit the new Auerfarm State Park and Scenic Preserve that has just been opened adjacent to the 4-H Education Center.  Visitors may see groups of students engaged in educational programs.  A few hayrides will be available.  Soil testing by the University of Connecticut Agricultural Extension Service is available for $8:00.  Bring a small soil sample in a clean ziplock bag, and receive the test results in the mail.  A link to the Fox Morning Show will be posted as soon as it is available.

2015 Summer Program Registrations Now Being Accepted!

 

Auerfarm is currently accepting applications for our summer programs!  Register before May 1st and receive a 10% discount!

Summer Farm Academy is designed for children from pre-K through 6th grade, split into three age groups.  Activities focus on our weekly themes and incorporate agricultural and environmental themes.  

Auerfarm Adventures welcomes rising 4th and 5th grade students to spend two weeks to explore the world around them through science and friendship.  This is a free program, pending grant approval.

For more information, view the brochure or call Mark at 860.242.7144 x10.

Summer Programs

2015 Summer Program Brochure final.pdf

From The Blog

Programs

For more than three decades, young people have discovered a special relationship with the earth through visiting the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm.

There is inspiration everywhere: walking the woodlands and fields, investigating trees, plants, and flowers, or discovering the natural habitats of birds and animals. Students leave here with new curiosity and a love of inquiry-based learning.

Learn More About Our Programs

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

HighlandArt Farm
www.highlandartfarm.com

"I think the only thing that is important to say is what sets my CSA apart; it is a "Whole Diet CSA" meaning members can select fruits/veggies, meat, dairy, grains and coffee.”
- Kelly Baker, owner of Highland Art Farm