april hill farm

At April Hill Farm we focus on hand-scale and low-till agricultural systems. We offer employment to local youth as Farm Crew members. These youth learn about hand-scale farming while cultivating a  diversity of vegetables, flowers, and herbs. We rotationally graze sheep and laying hens, while working to build the health of our pastures.

From seed to harvest our youth farm crews experience all aspects of working within a small farm system, with an emphasis on building healthy soils, supporting biodiversity, seed-saving and appreciating the deep sense of place working with the land can provide. Produce grown by the youth crews is distributed in the community to contribute to a resilient local food system. We believe that knowledge grows best when rooted in experience. We hope our food and farm can contribute to the strength of our local food system and create resilience in the face of climate catastrophe.

We strive for our farm to be a welcoming space for all. We hope to foster a community that values collaboration, understanding, a shared appreciation for the land, and one another. In addition to our farm crews, we host visiting visiting groups and school field trips for farm-based education and service learning.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Sarah Monteiro, Farm Director.

“Working at Greenagers has deepened my passion for food and farming, and established that I want to pursue farming as a career. In a very real sense working outside year-round at Greenagers has created a much stronger understanding and appreciation of the seasons and the natural world. Seeing in real time what as farmers we can and cannot control during the farm season gave me an acute sense of respect and admiration for the natural environment.”

—Cecilie MacPherson, Farm Crew alum