It may be the heat of summer, but CHP is already gearing up for our Harvest Home Festival and 5K events on Sunday, November 5th, 2017. This day of family fun begins with a 5K trail race and 1 mile walk on the beautiful Grafton Land Trust trails and is followed by our Harvest Home … Continue reading Harvest Home 2017
The 2018 season is winding down, and our team has had a lot to reflect on. Here are some end-of-season thoughts from our Volunteer Farming team: Dave Johnson, Farm Manager: As farmers we are uniquely fortunate to experience the nuances of day to day change throughout our New England seasons. We strive to align ourselves … Continue reading Looking Back on the Season
Education programs are expanding! In 2018 CHP will be offering nutrition and agriculture education programs for three different age groups including kids from 2-12 years old. All programs are open enrollment, so they are open to children from any town and you can sign up for the programs that work best for you and … Continue reading Introducing Our 2018 Cooking Classes
Each season a number of seasonal farmers join us to help support our Volunteer Farming Program. This year’s seasonal team has proven to be exceptional, and we hope you enjoyed your time with them. Here are just a few of their highlights from the summer: Austin Moline, Orchard Assistant Austin’s interest in farming for hunger … Continue reading Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
As we are winding down our volunteer season we would like to give a hearty thank you to our volunteers from Dell EMC. As is always the case this group of volunteers is with us from the beginning of our season right to the end. In fact the last group that will volunteer in North … Continue reading Volunteers of the Month: Dell EMC
Farming is always unpredictable, but this year we faced some particularly challenging situations. The heavy spring rains flooded our fields, delaying our plantings. The summer sun helped make up some lost time, but the unusually cool nights set our plants back again. As a result, our harvest season began several weeks later than normal, and … Continue reading Make an Impact All Year-Long
EVENT DETAILS: Sunday, November 5th (rain or shine) 37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton, MA 5K Kick Off: 10:30am (pre-registration begins at 9am) Festival: 11am – 3pm Admission: $10, 5 & under free, $30 max per family. All kid’s activities are FREE after entry. Join Community Harvest Project on Sunday, November 5th for our annual Harvest … Continue reading Ready, Set, Go! It’s Harvest Home Time!
It’s hard to believe but our harvest season is beginning to wind down. It’s a bittersweet time of year for us, and an excellent time for reflection on our partnerships. This month, we wanted to highlight one partnership in particular, the Family Health Center of Worcester. Our partnership with the Family Health Center is part … Continue reading Another Successful Season of Farm to Health
For those of you who’ve worked with our previous Farm Manager, Bill Harris, you may have noticed that he wasn’t around the farm as much this summer. This year, Bill has slowly ended his time at CHP so he can pursue a lifelong dream of opening a woodshop. While we’re going to miss Bill’s expertise … Continue reading Introducing Jen!
Community Harvest Project recently celebrated its inaugural Lunch & Learn, a special event to learn more about our work, with distinguished members from the community including Congressman Jim McGovern. Other speakers shared their moving stories about the meaningful impact we make together as community partners. Lunch, provided by Flying Rhino, was delicious and culminated with … Continue reading Lunch & Learn Success