greenhouseRed Gate Farm is an educational paulachickenfarm providing farm experiences for children.  The heart of our program lies in real farming for real kids.  We put tools in the child’s hand and let them discover the joys of activity, challenge and satisfaction of a job done well.  Meaningful work at the farm includesyc4smiles caring for animals, tending the gardens, cooking meals, repairing buildings, constructing fences, managing woodlots and any number of other pieces of work that need to be done to maintain a small farm in working order.  As we work side by side, we find companionship in each other, and learn more about ourselves.

leapinglambAt the farm, children find themselves engrossed in new activities, sensations and experiences.  Youngsters eagerly shove on their boots as they hurry out into the rain to gather in the onions that were left out to dry.  Singing songs, we march along the dirt road with tools in hand on our way to the upper field to repair a fenceline.  The older kids laugh and shout as they joenoserace to catch up to the flock of sheep that have escaped into the back pasture.  Quietly, we stand together and gaze upwards at the twinkling lights of the summer night sky and feel the majesty of it all.  In the distant woods, an owl hoots at the moon, and a fox calls out to its mate.  Crickets sing, and we smile and whisper together, walking back to our beds, content in another farm day’s passing.

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Film Club – October Meeting

Red Gate Farm Film Club meets tonight for a screening sandlotof The Sandlot and a short discussion afterwards.  We start at 6pm and will be meeting in the program building.  Pizza will also be provided, so please email Ben about your plans to come if you have not already.  Any small contributions to this cost would be appreciated, but are not required.

RGF Film Club is open to all, and if you are interested in getting on our mailing list, please let us know.  We meet approximately once a month.

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