Are you still figuring out your summer plans? Do you love vegetables and/or dirt and/or poultry? Have you always dreamt of having your own hands-on agricultural experience? Would you like to be more involved in the Middletown community?
Long Lane Farm is looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and hard working applicants for their summer farm positions! Summer farmers will get involved at the farm this semester to prepare. Here is a job description and application.
For funding purposes, applications are due as soon as possible, hopefully by this Friday, February 5! The application or other questions should be sent to weslonglanefarm[at]gmail[dot]com.
From Hilary Brumberg ’17:
Farm Forum aims to connect the Wesleyan community with the food we eat through education about sustainable agriculture.
Participants will learn growing practices through hands-on work on Long Lane Organic Farm, as well as gain a firm practical and theoretical grounding for further work in or involving agriculture. Topics in this semester’s forum include farm organization, the anatomy of plants, local Connecticut climate and geography, biodynamics, economic and social roles of farms on college campuses, food policy and justice, poultry husbandry, and permaculture. Look forward to getting dirty, fresh air, interesting discussions, wholesome food, and field trips!
If you are interested in taking Farm Forum this semester, or you just want to know more about this student forum, come to info session, where we will discuss the goals and logistics of the forum. Come with questions, snacks will be provided!
If you can’t make it to the info session but would still like to learn more about the forum please email us at hbrumberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu and bwdaley[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
The student forum is a full credit, and will meet for 3 hours a week at a time TBD.
Date: Tuesday, January 26
Time: 7-8 PM
Place: UOC (190 High Street)
Long Lane Farm is very cool and they’re looking for some new folks to help out:
Want to help at Long Lane but not sure how? Here are some times when there will *definitely* be people there to work with//show you the ropes!
- Monday-Wednesday 7am-11am
- Friday 7am-3pm
- Saturday 10am-2pm
Sunday Farm Meetings are in 41 Wyllys Room 110 5pm-6pm. Farmily Dinner is after the meeting in Usdan. If you have any questions or are interested in other times, email ersteinberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. Hope to see y’all there!
From Josephine Jenks ’18:
Come down to Long Lane Farm for our annual Fall Pumpkin Festival!
There will be music, free veggie burgers and cider, vendors (veggies,
baked goods, spices, shirts), crafts, farm tours, and pumpkins for
Performances by Windsound, Enobong, Harry & Delilah, Broken Typewriter Boys, Matt Chilton, and Chris Sailor.
Cohosted by Wesleyan College of the Environment and Bon Appetit.
Rain date is October 18th, same time, same place.
Find us on Facebook to keep updated on a full schedule of events!
Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 12 PM – 4 PM
Place: Long Lane Farm (corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth)
From Kate Gilbert ’18:
Want to be a part of Long Lane Farm’s annual Pumpkin Fest, a celebration of autumn with music, arts & crafts, and food? We’re looking for student groups to table and bands to play! The date is set for Saturday October 17.
If your student group would like a table, email kngilbert[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
If any bands are interested in playing, we still have a few spots! Contact afineman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Respond soon to guarantee a spot!
Date: Saturday, October 17
Place: Long Lane Farm
Hey potential farmers! Eva ‘Transplant’ Steinberg ’17 is inviting YOU to an event this Wesleying staffer wishes she could attend:
Interested in Long Lane Farm but don’t know where to start? Come to Farm House this Saturday from 9-10 to meet some farmers and eat pancakes, then walk over together for a community work day!
Date: Saturday, September 12
Time: 9-10 AM
Place: Farm House, 344 Washington St.
An invitation from an amazing farm educator, chicken tender, and (former?) Orientation Intern, Irma Mazariego ’16:
If you are interested in taking the farm forum this semester, come to the interest meeting on September 9 at 7pm in the University Organizing Center (190 High St, “UOC”)!!
We will be talking about what the farm forum is, what we will be doing this semester, and giving information on how to take the forum!
Snacks will be provided. I repeat. Snacks will be provided.
Date: Wednesday, September 9th
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: University Organizing Center, 190 High St.
From Long Lane’s friendly farmers, including Eva ‘seeking internet fame’ Steinberg ’17:
Are you a fan of sun, spring, music, maypoles, food, farming, crafts, or contra dancing? Come on down to Long Lane Farm’s annual May Day Festival for all this and MORE!
Business Fish 12-12:30
Noah + Nyanen 12:40-1:10
Ben “Yoshimi” Daley 1:20-1:50
Rachel Connor’s Picture Show 2:00-2:30
Contra Dance 3-5
WesCycle will have bikes to help generate power for the concert!
THERE WILL ALSO BE FOOD:
FREE veggie burgers
a farm house bake sale (bring cash $$)
and MAHMOUN’s food truck ($$)
* * *
RAIN DATE = SUNDAY MAY 3
Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: 12 – 5 PM
Place: Long Lane Farm, at the intersection of Wadsworth and Long Lane
Calling all musicians! Hilary Brumberg ’17 invites you to perform at Long Lane Farm’s May Day festival:
On Saturday, May 2, Long Lane Farm will be hosting our annual May Day festival. This spring celebration will be complete with music, may pole dancing, crafts, food, farming, and good company.
We are looking for Wesleyan student, faculty, and community bands to perform 30-minute sets between 12:00pm – 4:00 pm at the May Day celebration. If your band is interested in performing, please contact Hilary Brumberg at hbrumberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu in the next couple weeks.
Date/Time/Place: Contact Hilary NOW about this opportunity to perform on the afternoon of May 2nd at Long Lane Farm.
From Hilary “Up-and-Coming Hammer Power House” Brumberg ’17:
Do you think weeding is the most relaxing de-stresser ever? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to pet a chicken but was unsure of the right technique? Do you want to be physically active in these snowy winter months?
Ever wanted to farm & learn about crops in an informal setting? Maybe you want to get your hands dirty ;)
Long Lane presents SPRING SEMESTER INTEREST MEETING FOR NEWBIES AND OLD-TIMERS!
Whatever the appeal is, we want to see your face (and the rest of your body) at 41 Wyllys room 110 at 4:30 on Sunday for a brief interest meeting.
Come with questions or smiles and you will be rewarding with answers AND…smiles :D
THIS IS THE TIME. THIS IS WHEN YOU CAN GET INFO ABOUT THE FARM.
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm 110