Farming at Drumlin Farm
Drumlin Farm is Mass Audubon’s only working educational farm. We raise livestock and poultry, grow crops, and produce hay for our animals, all within a 232-acre wildlife sanctuary. We are committed to sustainable farming, which includes organic principles.
Drumlin Farm has been a strong presence in the community since 1955, thanks in large part to the ingenuity and foresight of Louise Ayer Hatheway (1876-1955), who bequeathed Drumlin Farm to Mass Audubon. Louise Hatheway invited urban children to visit the farm and learn where their food came from. For almost 60 years, her legacy has inspired Drumlin Farm’s mission of educating families and children about the importance of community farming and environmental protection.
We keep Louise Hathaway’s vision alive by demonstrating the thread that ties people, nature, and agriculture together. As an educational farm: we offer food and farm programs for all ages, a crops apprentice program that helps train the farmers of the future, and opportunities for visitors to meet our farm animals and to explore our fields. We also work in the community to advocate for a strong local food system.
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