Children’s Garden

Hello from the Children’s Garden! We are excited to start the new season and see all the wonders of the farm spring to life as our younger sharers come to work, play, and explore.

A Fun Place to Play and Learn

The Children’s Garden is always open for play even when the farm is closed. However, we ask that parents monitor their children to ensure that the Garden remains a safe and beautiful play area. Specifically:

  • If your children are visiting for the first time, please help them to get oriented to the space and to understand how to play appropriately there before allowing them to explore and enjoy it on their own—just as you would in any new place.
  • Please help your children to keep the sand in the sandbox. Otherwise, it mixes with the surrounding wood chips and mulch, making a mess. Our volunteers who maintain the Children’s Garden thank you!
  • Please make sure your children stay off the pergola over the sandbox. We know it’s tempting to climb, but it’s also dangerous. Although we have taken special care to ensure that it’s structurally sound, we’d rather not take chances. Instead, there’s a wonderful, sturdy, apple tree just a few feet away that the children love to climb and take pictures in.

Thank you for keeping these few safety guidelines in mind.

Throughout the 2021 season, Rowan Wilson, CSA member and Eagle Scout, chose to complete his final project at Stearns Farm. He transformed the garden by thoroughly weeding and mulching the space, building raised beds and installing a free library. Although we are currently unable to accept book donations, feel free to ‘take a book, leave a book’ during your visit. While there isn’t anything planted in the raised beds this year, we hope to have some fun things growing in time for next season.

See you at the farm!

Updated on September 5, 2021