creating experiences and connections in a meaningful way
Homeschoolers enjoy a weekly, hands-on, learning-through-farming experience at red gate farm. Each week, side-by-side with farmers, homeschooled children will tend to the real work of the farm. The weekly work builds upon itself so that over the course of a session, children experience both the breadth and depth of living and working on a farm.
Mornings on the Farm
Spend a sweet morning at the farm with your tot! Each week, our Mornings on the Farm program guides children ages 0-4 through the wonders of life on a farm. Will baby lambs be baa-ing? Have the hens laid eggs for us to collect? Does Joe (our one-ton ox) need a snack? What’s jumping into the pond? ...through hands-on activities and farm work just right for little hands we explore the farm together.
Cabin fever? Classroom fever? Get outdoors at red gate farm! Every February when the farm and forest are covered in snow during school break, we open the farm for children to join us for winter adventures. After caring for the farm animals, we strap on the snow shoes, trek through the forest, learn fire-building, and sled down hills.
Learn all about maple sugaring at Red Gate Farm. From late February to early April we are tapping trees, collecting sap and boiling it into delicious maple syrup. We offer educational day programs for school groups, weekend programs and volunteer opportunities for anyone interested in the great tradition of sugaring.
Red Gate Farm Seed Bank
The red gate farm Seed Bank serves the local community by growing, saving and distributing quality, local seeds. Our seeds are saved from our own farm garden as well as from other community members who grow from seed bank seeds. These are returned back to the community so that we can ensure a sustainable supply of local seeds.
School Gardens of BSE
The farm is a proud and active supporter of the Buckland Shelburne Elementary Garden project. Working closely with school administrators and teachers, we help provide opportunities for students and teachers and families to get involved with their school garden. All are welcome to join us for this community resource and benefit.