The Farm at Stonehill's Academic Connections

In addition to The Farm at Stonehill’s work in the community, Stonehill has also integrated The Farm’s efforts into the academic curriculum.

The Farm serves as a living classroom to enrich Stonehill students’ academic and service endeavors—providing them with a unique opportunity to actively engage in social justice issues pertaining to food in neighboring communities, particularly our neighboring town of Brockton, MA. 

Each semester, an average of 10 faculty bring classes ranging from Religion to History to Environmental Science to The Farm for discussions, tours, and work sessions. Since its establishment in 2011, many Stonehill students have been inspired by their work at The Farm and have gone on to pursue careers in food justice, social justice and sustainable agriculture domestically and internationally. Faculty are encouraged to promote the experience of volunteering at the farm. We request that students are required to volunteer a certain number of times rather than a precise number of hours to allow them to focus on the experience.

Bring Your Class to The Farm

Faculty are welcome to use The Farm as a classroom. Visits can range from a self-guided tour to a structured discussion with a guided tour. Faculty may also choose to ask their students to engage the farm for community based learning. The Farm is an on-campus resource that will help you and your students connect by offering engaging experiential learning opportunities (ex. “feeding” the garlic compost, weeding the carrots, pulling up tomato stakes). Please contact us if you would like more information about incorporating The Farm into your courses.

Farmhouse Writing Fellows

As a way of continuing to build strong relationships with faculty, The Farm has partnered with the Center for Teaching & Learning to offer the Farmhouse Writing Fellows program. Farmhouse Writing Fellows are given dedicated space on the second floor of the farmhouse to work on scholarly or pedagogical projects of their choice. More information can be found at www.stonehill.edu/farmhousefellows.

The Farm at Stonehill Blog

Brimming With Hope as the Supermoon Rises

The first day of Spring arrives, and I find myself brimming with hope for another amazing season at The Farm. My early morning walks with Zuri around the fields are filled with soft, warm light dancing on the frost covered grasses. It is hard to believe that in a few short months the morning dew will […]

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A Snowy, Sleepy Farm

At this time of year, with snow layered over cover crop and around the hoop houses, The Farm looks as sleepy as ever. And Zuri is just as sleepy as the rest of The Farm! Despite the deep snow settled like a blanket on The Farm, we are anticipating spring and the new growing season […]

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