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First Workday at Long Lane Farm

Amy Mattox ’17 invites you to farm:

Do you like dirt? Chickens? Watermelons? Tomatoes? How about more dirt? Sunflowers? Fresh air? Wheelbarrows? Cute people in overalls? Thankfully you can have this AND more at Long Lane Farm! We are having our first workday of the year this saturday, from 10-2! Bring your bodies and your souls, bring your fearless green thumbs and starry eyes!
This is the perfect time to come out if you’ve never visited the farm before, whether you’re new to campus or very, very old!!!!

Date: Saturday, September 6th – today!
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Place: Long Lane Farm

May Day on the Farm

Small Clothed Forest Animals Dancing around the May Pole

Hailey Sowden ’15 writes in:

Come celebrate the dawn of the beautiful month of May at Long Lane Farm!  There will be maypole dancing, live music, Morris dancing, free veggie burgers, face painting, a bike co-op work station, flower garlands, farm tours and general merry-making!  It’s the perfect way to ring in the spring!

Date: Saturday, May 3rd
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Long Lane Farm, 281 Long Lane
Price: Free! (bring $ for t-shirts!)

Workday at Long Lane Farm


Yona Golding ’14 writes in:

Long Lane Farm invites you to join us this Saturday for a workday beneath the beautiful spring sun. Come celebrate blue skies and balmy weather while learning about growing food with the members of Wesleyan’s own community run organic farm. Activities will include a tutorial and a little rundown of what we’ve been up to of late and our plans for the future. Come whenever and stay as long as you like. Let’s get dirty!

  • Date: Tomorrow, Saturday, April 5
  • Time: 10am – 12pm (tutorial starts at 11am)
  • Place: Long Lane Farm, of course! (across from Physical Plant)


First Workday of the Year at Long Lane Farm

Hailey Sowden ’15 and her band of merry agrarians write in:


Tired of this never ending winter? Well good news!  It’s almost groundhog day and we’re pretty sure it’s spring at Long Lane Farm!  Come hang out in our balmy hoophouse (55 degrees fahrenheit!) look/eat some green things, and help repair a chicken coop so we can welcome our new feathered friends come (actual) spring.  Hot chocolate, coffee, donuts, and good company will be provided.

If you’ve never been to the farm before, now’s the perfect time!  It’s past Freeman, on the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth.
Date: Saturday, February 1st
Time: 10am – 2pm
Place: Long Lane Farm

Saturday Workday at Long Lane Farm

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.