First time visitors and returning Friends of Ambler Farm alike—welcome! While we hope you’ll visit us in person, click around to get a virtual sense of a real treasure right in the “backyard” of New York City…a 200 year-old working farm dedicated to celebrating our community’s agrarian roots through hands-on learning programs, sustainable agriculture, responsible land stewardship, and historic preservation. Year-round activities, community events, and educational programs for all ages are but a few of the many opportunities for fun and discovery at Ambler Farm.
So come ‘home’ to Ambler Farm and roam our 18 acres of organic vegetable and flower gardens, meadows, seasonal farm stand, farm animals, and the soon-to-be-restored Raymond-Ambler Farmhouse. Ambler Farm is a place to connect – to the land, to our history, to our families. Open from dawn to dusk 365 days/year. Ambler Farm is your farm.
Summer Adventures at the Farm: Register now!
Registration for our renowned Summer Program is NOW OPEN! Please see below for information and link to registration forms (which must completed and mailed for processing). We have programs for preschoolers, students entering Grades 1-7, and an apprentice program for those Grades 8-10. Spaces are limited – register early!
NEW — Home Garden and Crop Planning Workshop
TWO dates to choose from: Sat., March 15 9:30-11:30am OR Wed., March 19 9:30-11:30am
Do you ever wish your garden would yield the same beautiful produce that our own Farmer Jonathan grows? It can! Now is the perfect time to start planning for your home garden, and Jonathan is offering this workshop to guide you on your way to the most bountiful home garden. He will walk through the steps that he takes in planning the garden at Ambler and adapt his processes to a home garden. Topics will include: Crop Selection, Timing, Spacing, Basic soil nutrition, and Basic garden design.
Cost $25/$30 non-members.
To register click here. Not a member? Become one today!
NEW — One-on-one Gardening with Farmer Jonathan
Our Director of Agriculture Jonathan Kirschner will be manning the sugar shack during the maple sugaring season (Mid Feb.-March), turning sap into syrup. While tending to this, he will offer one-on-one ½ hour sessions to discuss your specific garden needs! Feel free to bring photos, layouts, crop wish lists or anything else which might be useful in your consultation. Please contact Jonathan at email@example.com in advance to schedule a time slot. Cost: $35.
Youth Apprentice Program
This unique 6-month program is open to students currently in grades 5 – 11. Participants will meet several times a week to plant, maintain and harvest the farm’s educational gardens and work with our farmer in the production gardens. Apprentices also work with our rabbits, goats, sheep and chickens. The group works collaboratively to assist in all aspects of the farm including teaching younger children.
This rewarding program includes special events including a field trip, pasta dinner, camp out, and more. Contact Kevin Meehan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Program cost:$500.