Forests & Farms

11/05/2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET



Saturday, November 5, 2022

10–11:30 am at Newton Community Farm

Drop-off program for children ages 5–12.

Free! (Donations appreciated but not required!) Preregistration required.


Presented by Historic Newton at Newton Community Farm, kids ages 5–12 will learn about how Native people and early settlers in this area interacted with the land. 

How does where you live affect how you live? Students investigate how Native people in Eastern Massachusetts used their natural resources to meet their basic needs. Students discuss the natural resources available to Native Americans in New England and handle artifacts to learn how Native people lived in North America for thousands of years prior to European contact.

Students then explore how early European (primarily English) settlers used their native landscape to meet their basic needs, and learn how those lifeways were transplanted to the Colonies. In-person programs include activities such as: working in the garden, carrying water, and participating in other colonial chores. Students will understand first-hand the difference between the lifeways of early settlers and Native peoples. Students will also understand how these differing lifeways developed from the different landscapes of North America and England.

Covid Protocols

Newton Community Farm follows MA and City of Newton protocols to keep our staff, students, volunteers, and the communtity as safe as possible. 

  • At this time, masks are optional while at the Farm except for those in days 6-10 after a positive test who must wear masks. Please do not visit the Farm if you have tested positive for Covid within the past 5 days, been told to quarantine or isolate by a health professional, or if you feel unwell. 

As these protocols are constantly evolving, we will update our requirements as needed as we get closer to the start of classes. 


This class takes place in-person at Newton Community Farm, 303 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459. Please park on Winchester Street (near the red farm stand) and walk down the lane past the chickens to the big red barn. You'll see us set up on the deck. If the weather is bad, the class will be held in the barn. Please do NOT park in the farm driveway as we have farm vehicles coming and going. 

Refund Policy

Registrations for this class are nonrefundable. 

Newton Community Farm reserves the right to cancel and/or reschedule a program if necessary.

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