One time I ran into Ally Bernstein ’13 unexpectedly standing behind a farm stand at a yoga festival in Vermont. The girl likes to farm, and on Saturday morning, she wants you to join in the labor:
Long Lane Farm is one of Wesleyan’s most beautiful secrets, an organic student-run farm filled with growth and potential. There will be lots of opportunities to work on the farm this year, but Saturday mornings are the perfect time to enjoy the lovely autumn weather and play in the dirt.
We welcome everyone with any level of agricultural experience, and now is an especially exciting time to come out and lend a hand! The summer student farmers worked tirelessly and the farm is filled with ripening tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cabbage, kale, chard and more. We’re preparing for the first winter growing season in our brand new hoop house and providing produce for charities, the Middletown Farmer’s Market, and Bon Appetit (yes, there are Wesleyan-grown veggies in Usdan!). Students will be working from 10 AM to 2 PM, and we’ll be meeting at noon to discuss goals and ideas. Feel free to swing by any time.
If you’ve never been to the farm before, you can meet me (Ally) in front of Neon Deli at 10 AM, and we’ll walk over together as a group. Growing amazing organic food right here in Middletown isn’t only possible; it’s happening! So come on out, meet some friendly folks, and join the revolution. (There are chickens, if you’re into that.)
Date: Saturday, September 15
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Place: Long Lane Farm