April Monthly Member Gathering

Topic: Care Farming Training and Research: Building the next generation of Care Farmers Join us for a conversation about training the next generation of Care Farmers and the growing research available on the benefits of Care Farming. Both presenters are professors, knowledgeable about Care Farming, and actively engaged in teaching about Care Farming in the...

May Monthly Member Gathering

Care Farm Open Discussion Join us for a (virtual) open roundtable discussion among care farmers. Maybe you have a challenging issue and need support from peers? Or maybe you have a fantastic project or program that you want to highlight. Either way, this is your chance to share what's on your mind with others who...

June Monthly Member Gathering: Animal Therapy on Care Farms

Animal therapy refers to various services using animals to help people with specific physical or mental health conditions. June's Monthly Member Gathering will highlight the use of animal therapy on care farms. Please register before the event. You will receive an email confirmation with a link for the gathering when registration is complete. PRESENTERS Karen...

Care Farming Tour at Red Wiggler Community Farm

Ovid Hazen Wells Park 23400 Ridge Rd., Germantown

  Join us at this year's Farm Tour! It will be tons of fun, and planned activities include the following and more! INTERACTIVE FARMER LED TOURS Gain insight into our CSA; sustainable, organic farming practices; and how we create an inclusive environment for all at Red Wiggler. Tour topics and start times are below. Topics...

Free

Want to Start a Care Farm: Where To Begin?

Want to Start a Care Farm: Where To Begin? So you’re thinking about starting a care farm? Join us for a dive into the history and definition of care farming as we share various examples of care farms across the U.S. We’ll explore how to connect with other care farmers, focusing on setting a strategy...

Exploring Business Models: Nonprofit, For-Profit, or Partnership?

Exploring Business Models: Nonprofit, For-Profit, or Partnership? There are several ways a care farm can be structured. Understanding the various models- and their pros and cons- will help you identify which makes the most sense as you begin your care farming journey. We’ll highlight the models using existing care farms as examples. Pre-registration is required,...

Free

Facility and Land Options: What’s Right for You?

Facility and Land Options: What's Right for You? Whether you have land available for a care farm or are in the early stages of searching for land, this session will explore how to get you started. We’ll cover zoning and insurance issues, walk through how you develop a list of needs for your land and...

Free

How Do I Fund A Care Farm?

How Do I Fund A Care Farm? A perennial question for all care farmers is “how do I raise money to launch and sustain a care farm?” We’ll share the importance of learning how to tell your story, walk through business plan development, and explore ways to access resources for nonprofit and for-profit entities. We’ll...

Free

October Monthly Member Gathering

Join us for October's monthly member gathering as we explore the many resources available to both aspiring and established care farmers! Members are encouraged to bring a list of support resources to share that helped them get growing!  Farmer training opportunities Day-to-day standard Operating Procedures and Best Practices (Skill development, food safety, conflict resolution) Legal...

Free

Care Farm Meetup and Tour: NJ, Eastern PA, NYC, and Long Island

Oasis tlc 89 Sleepy Hollow Road, Red Bank, NJ

Meet fellow care farmers and come for a tour and potluck! Come join us at OASIS tlc for a gathering of care farmers in the NJ, NY, PA area! When:  Tues, Oct 17, The farm tour starts at 4 p.m. Potluck from 5-6 pm Where: OASIS tlc, 89 Sleepy Hollow Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701...

Free

December Monthly Member Gathering

Virtual

This month we're celebrating what Care Farm members accomplished in 2023...and want to hear your resolutions for 2024! Join us to talk with other care farms and tell us what you're celebrating and anticipating for the year ahead. This will be a round-robin open discussion open to all- including those who are in the dreaming...

Free

February Monthly Member Gathering

Virtual

Join us in February to discuss Volunteer Management and Engagement! We'll be joined by guest presenter Becca Roe, Red Wiggler Community Farm's Volunteer and Grower Coordinator. Our discussion will include plenty of opportunities to share best practices, ask questions, and learn new tactics to engage new and existing volunteers. Registration is required, and attendance is free...

Free