Join Hampshire College Farmer Jason Dragon and Program Coordinator Jess Wissemann on field trips to local farms! Participants will learn about various sustainable farming practices from the farmers themselves and may have opportunities to get their hands dirty with some volunteer work. We will be visiting several farms including two alumni farms right here in the Pioneer Valley. Learn about our regional food system first hand with Jason and Jess this semester!
This activity counts toward CEL 1 and 2!
Wednesday, September 23rd
Meet at the Hampshire College Farm Center (Thorpe House) at Noon on Wednesday. We will drive Hampshire College vans up to the farm in Hinsdale, New Hampshire (a 45 minute drive).
Wingate Farm is run by Olivia Pettengil and Susie Parker-Sutherland, two rad women farmers who raise pastured eggs and meat chickens and grow vegetables and flowers on family land. On this farm visit, Olivia and Susie will highlight their egg production and the construction of their high tunnel.
We have limited space — you must sign up in advance for this trip by emailing farm (at) hampshire.edu