Our environmental awareness group is lucky to work with Natick Community Organic Farm, a non-profit, certified organic farm that grows and sells it's own produce and flowers, has a small animal farm and provides hands-on education to the community on a variety of environmental topics. Started in 1975, they are a year-round farm with a farm stand open during daylight hours. They have many staff members and volunteers who rotate in and out to help keep the farm healthy and productive.
This group is open to students entering 6th and 7th grade.
2018-2019 Schedule Coming Soon!
This group meets on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm*
NOTE: Pick up and drop off are at Natick Community Organic Farm, 117 Eliot Street, Natick MA 01760 (NOT AT TBE)
IF USING A GPS: Put in the adress for "Memorial Elementary School" - The farm and the school share a driveway, turn into the driveway and the entrance to the farm will be on the left.
*We ask that you drop off your child between 3:15 and 3:30, as we will start volunteering 3:30pm to take full advantage of the time we have at the Farm.
Important Dates for all Ma'asim Tovim Students
Tuesday, September 25, 2018: Welcome to B'Yachad, Pay it Forward 6:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Welcome to B'Yachad, Pay it Forward 6:00-8:00 pm
Sunday, October 28, 2018: B'Yachad Shabbaton 8:30 am-7:00 pm
Sunday, March 3, 2019: Preparations for Purim Carnival 4:30-6:00 pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019: Purim Carnival 12:30-3:15 pm
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"What I enjoyed about the Natick community Farm was taking care of the animals because I learned how to be responsible with animals so one day maybe I could work there and take care of the animals and plants. I would enjoy doing the Natick community farm again and I really hope I get to next year. Having a chance to go to the farm was amazing!" -Kate D., Environmental Awareness volunteer
"I really enjoyed my volunteer experience this year because I got to fix the very thing that holds our world together, the environment". -Josh G., Environmental Awareness volunteer
"One day they told us that baby pigs had been born and we got to see them and it was so adorable and fun." -Anonymous Environmental Awareness volunteer
"I loved volunteering! During one visit, we helped to pick potatoes. we each got to keep one, and I made french fries with mine. They tasted amazing!" -Evan C., Environmental Awareness volunteer
"I was at first afraid to go into the pig dens and goat pens, but they assured me many times that is okay to do so. This allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone. It helped me understand about caring for the environment more than I already did. They taught us more about global warming and environmental protection and what we can do to stop these things from happening." -Sawyer H., Environmental Awareness volunteer
"I enjoyed the most that we did hands on learning. I learned the impact of all acts, no matter how small, and how big of an impact I can have." -Anonymous Enviornmental Awareness volunteer