Programs

Franklin Farm Programs

Thank you for your help with Spring Clean-Up  2017

With a beautiful spring day and 60 volunteers, the Franklin Farm received its annual Clean Up and Preparation for our new growing season.  Thank you students from Bishop Hendricken's Rugby Team for coming out in force, once again, completing the heavy lifting and moving! Community Volunteers also stepped up raking, clearing winter debris, preparing beds and having a great time! 

Interested in volunteering in joining us next year?  Contact franklinfarm65@gmail.com 



Introducing 4H at Franklin Farm!  
Franklin Farm is dedicated to education, so it only seems natural that we begin our own
4H Program!  4H is a hands-on learning & educational program for kids to build skills like responsibility, resiliency & hard work, which helps them to succeed in life.
For more information about 4H please contact: 
Lynn Dubeau at franklinfarm65@gmail.com

SUMMER CAMPS

Our Summer Camps now have one streamlined registration process. Theonline form is to be used for both the Pond Camp and the Farm Camp.

It’s just an open field. It once had cows roaming and corn growing across the 65 acres. Now, Franklin Farm provides children with experiences that support their curiosity and wonder! Children are immersed in what they really need... time spent outdoors with hands-on learning, exploring and discovering in the natural world.

Farm Camp 2017


Children aged 5-12 explore the Farm and meet some of our new residents and old friends. Each day explorers discover a different area of farm life: agriculture, chicken biology and care, pollination, vermiposting and wildlife found at the farm. Children journal their experiences, do an art project and enjoy games during their camp.

* Due to overwhelming response, Registration for Farm Camp for August 14- 18 is now closed.  Registration for August 21- 25 is still available, but filling up quickly.  

WHEN: July 10-14, the week of August  14-18, or the week of August 21-25
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to noon
FOR WHOM: Children 5-12 years of age
COST: $140 for the week – sibling rate is $105.
INSTRUCTOR: Lynn Dubeau, Naturalist and Certified ECE teacher
REGISTRATION: Online at http://goo.gl/forms/E39QuqXQRa   

or print a copy and send by USPS mail,
or email as attachment to farmsciencecamp@gmail.com

Payment must include the full name of child and date of camp, and be sent to The Historic Metcalf-Franklin Farm Preservation Association (HMFFPA), P O Box 7943, Cumberland, RI 02864.

To contact any camp instructor please email: farmsciencecamp@gmail.com

Pond Camp 2017


* Due to overwhelming response, registration for Pond Camp is now closed. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email farmsciencecamp@gmail.com

What lives in this Pond? Come to Franklin Farm in Cumberland and learn about the organisms that live in and around a summer pond system. Children will encounter dozens of species as they explore the pond and the surrounding meadow. They will observe animal behaviors and have opportunity to gather and record data, form opinions, test their theories, listen to each other, re-test their theories, and draw new conclusions about life near a pond.

This is a novel experience in playing outside, making new friends, and building background knowledge in the life sciences. Instructor Kathy Lambert is a Certified Teacher and Environmental Specialist.

WHEN: The week of June 26-30: Open only for children entering first grade.
The week of August 14-18  Open to all children entering grades 1-4. 
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to noon
COST: $140 for the week – sibling rate is $105.
INSTRUCTOR: Kathy Lambert is a Certified Teacher and Environmental Specialist
REGISTRATION: Online at http://goo.gl/forms/E39QuqXQRa   
or print a copy and send by USPS mail,
or email as attachment to farmsciencecamp@gmail.com
Payment must include the full name of child and date of camp, and be sent to
The Historic Metcalf-Franklin Farm Preservation Association (HMFFPA), P O Box 7943, Cumberland, RI 02864

To contact any camp instructor please email: farmsciencecamp@gmail.com

Plant Day 20167 was completed on May 18th by Mr. Mc Garry's Cumberland High School History Class!


Thank you to 15 CHS History Students who volunteered on a beautiful day! Students planted over 7,000 seeds,    learned about Cumberland's Agricultural History, best composting practices and experienced some of the wonders of farm life, including baby chicks and rabbits. 
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