Youth Volunteers from Middle Country School District
Hobbs Farm hosts special needs students from Middle Country School District. During the spring and fall, they visit the farm on a weekly basis. The students work on small planting and harvesting projects which help them learn and use basic skills in addition to interacting with people a the farm.
Local Scout Troop Projects
Local Girl Scout, Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops earn pins and promotions by doing a diversity of projects at Hobbs Farm. These projects have included creating and building farm signage, building a farm stand, cleaning and organizing storage areas, building plant covers in the hoop house, building raised beds, building tables and benches, and much more.
Fall Festival for Families and Youth
Hobbs Farm hosts an annual Fall Festival focused on family fun for local youth. Kids can enjoy hay rides, pumpkin picking, and games throughout the afternoon.
Volunteer Opportunities for Students
Many students are required to volunteer in order to fulfill club, honor society and grade requirements. Hobbs Farm has supported thousands of students in need of volunteer hours over the past 11 years. Students volunteer in the hoop house, focus on planting projects, harvest vegetables, and more.
Our education garden offers programs for youth and HeartBeet Farms offers on site farming and nutrition as well as in-school gardening classes.