Students and community members are encouraged to visit the farm for tours, educational and volunteer programs, workshops, and other events. Last year, 426 students of all ages toured the Haverfarm, 260 people attended a workshop or event, 165 community members donated time to the upkeep of the farm, and 50 students participated in the Farm P.E. program. These programs are the foundation of the Haverfarm's commitment to community learning and engagement with sustainable agriculture.
Get involved with Haverfarm through our fall and spring P.E. programs! Each semester, twenty students participate in this crash course on organic farming. In collaboration with Haverfarm student-workers and the farm fellow, students learn the basics of sustainable agriculture. With a commitment of three hours a week, students will help with the maintenance of the farm crops and get familiar with the agroecology of the campus. You’ll gain experience in plant identification, greenhouse seeding, composting, planting, harvesting, natural fertilizers and Integrated Pest Management (natural “pesticides”). Haverford and Bryn Mawr students register for P.E. before the first and last quarters of the academic year.
Haverfarm is home to two beehives and a buzzing bee programming. The hives are maintained by a beekeeping club advised by the farm fellow. Arguably, the bees are the most important farmers at the Haverfarm! Without them, we would not have nearly as bountiful crop production. Email haverfordfarm [at] gmail.com to get involved with the bees!
Workshops and Events
Each year, Haverfarm hosts workshops about organic farming, plants as medicine, relationships to land, environmental justice, and more. Recent workshops include: Healing Justice and Medicine Making, foraging walks, and DIY fire cider and beeswax products like salve and lip balm. All workshops are open to Haverford and Bryn Mawr students. The farm collaborates with the Haverford Arboretum to host many workshops open to the entire community as well.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
CSA members are a cornerstone of the Haverfarm! Each summer, 15-20 people become supporting members of the farm. Members make a sliding scale donation to the farm of $30-$120 for twelve weeks of fresh produce. The sliding scale ensures Haverfarm produce is available to all regardless of economic status. CSA members should expect a wide array of fresh vegetables and herbs throughout the season, and will have access to the CSA cookbook produced by Haverfarm summer intern Margaret Chen ‘21.