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.
From The Blog
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.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
"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