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Agricultural Center’s Learning Garden

In addition to leasing land to local farmers, the Ag Center at Charnew Farm provides an opportunity for learning. The Learning Garden and Three Sisters Gardens are used for our Connections events as well as hosting local school programs with a focus on the agricultural history of Long Island, current farming trends, science and nutrition. The Learning and Three Sisters gardens provide an outdoor classroom setting for hands-on learning. 

The farm hosts students from Southold Elementary School for a bi-annual field trip to learn about gardening and the local farming heritage. The Suffolk Times stopped by in October 2017, check out their report from the field

The farm has also hosted Katharine Griffiths, Steve Gessler, Doug Elliot and the students from the Avalon Outdoor Leadership and Summer Stewardship program (Avalon Park and Preserve in Stonybrook, NY) on numerous occasions, for an overnight adventure in farming. Read Doug Elliot’s insightful article on the group’s experience at the Ag Center at Charnews Farm and Quail Hill Farm during the summers of 2009 and 2010.

Volunteers help make the Learning Garden bloom. Special thanks to Anne Marie and Ken Lyons for their hard work and dedication!