This section includes info on: Volunteering, Garden Plots, Donating to the farm, and Employment
Keep Farming Alive in Lincoln, MA!
Become a member of Codman Community Farms and become and help keep Lincoln green, alive and healthy for all!
- Free admission to the Farm
- Lending Library
- Garden plot eligibility (additional fee)
- Class registration discount
- Free or discounted admission to public events
Click on the Membership button below sign-up! Thank you for your support!
We love our Volunteers!
Volunteers are always welcome at Codman Community Farms, whether you’re interested in helping with the chores, collecting and cleaning eggs, planting, painting or fixing – we can always find a place for you. Some people help out on a regular basis, some seasonally and others on a one-time basis. Groups, teams, and individuals are all welcome.
OUR NEEDS INCLUDE:
- Pick your own garden planting and maintenance
- General garden and grounds maintenance
- Events organization & publicity
- Egg collection
- Field mowing
- Carpentry, light electrical, general handyman!
- General farm chores
- Communications writing, design and layout
*NOTE: Individuals interested in volunteering on the farm must first complete the application below, then download the waiver, and emergency contact forms and return them to the farm in person or by email: email@example.com
COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOTS
We have 100 garden plots available for public use. Community gardeners grow a great variety of flowers, fruit and vegetables on their plots. At the height of the season, the community garden is one of the most beautiful places on the farm.
Interested in becoming a new gardener?
Every new gardener starts out with a 1/2 plot, (20x15ft), for their first season. Applications go out to all old and new gardeners in early March and are due at the end of March. Once your application has been accepted all gardeners are required to become members of the farm plus pay a $15 fee for use of a garden plot. We require all gardens to be maintained using organic approved growing methods. No synthetic fertilizers or chemicals allowed.
Help sustain Codman Community Farm with a one-time donation today!
OR DONATE ANY OF THESE ITEMS:
- New refrigerators and freezers
- Hand tools
- Craft supplies for preschool story hours and educational table
- Gently used gardening tools such as shovels, hoes, hand tools, and wheel barrows
- Brooms of all kinds
- Plastic tubs for storage
Join Our Team!
Seasonal Farm Assistant (position filled, yay!)
We are seeking a dedicated individual to join the farm who is passionate about farming, community, and stewardship of the land.
Codman Community Farm is a working farm in the heart of Lincoln, located adjacent to the commuter rail. We steward over 150 acres of land within the town of Lincoln and have a 18 acre home-farm which includes many barns, outbuildings, organically managed (not certified) vegetable and fruit fields and pastures. Codman is growing it's sustainable farming programs and seeks an individual interested in learning and growing with the farm. We are primarily a community and livestock farm with a growing vegetable and fruit component. Work on the farm includes all aspects of raising and caring for our pasture-based livestock, maintaining our pastures and fields, as well as tending our gardens.
For 2017 season we will be managing over 150 acres and approximately:
4000 pasture-raised meat chickens
1200 pasture-raised laying hens
85 pasture-raised and forage fed pigs
30+ head of 100% grass-fed cattle
250 pasture-raised turkeys
Maybe other critters like goats, ducks...
Daily farm work includes:
- Participate in daily chores including caring for all livestock including feeding, watering, observing and moving animals through pastures.
- Collecting and washing eggs as needed.
- Moving of broilers pens and collecting birds for harvest, as needed.
- Planting, weeding and harvesting vegetables and fruits.
- Using gas powered machines to mow, wack, cut and otherwise maintain growing vegetation on the farm.
- Assist in moving and maintaining fences
- Interacting with volunteers and the public
Skills and Qualifications:
- 1+ years experience in livestock farming
- Passion for working with animals
- Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
- Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humor
- Creative problem solving skills
- An appreciation of the roles speed and efficiency play in creating an economically viable farm
- Ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly is required
- Ability to operate power tools and mechanical equipment safely
- Willingness to work long hours in all weather conditions
Tractor experience a plus
- General carpentry and handiness a plus
- Valid drivers license with clean driving record
- Must pass a CORI background check
- Dedication, reliability, and a great work ethic
This is a seasonal full-time position from April - early November. 5.5 days per week. Workers compensation and some food from farm provided. Hourly pay. Housing is not available.
Egg Washingista (position filled!)
We are seeking an individual interested in learning the art and science of washing eggs! We need someone either several days a week for 4 hours per day or daily for 2 hours +/- day. Position is open until filled.
- Must be capable of lifting 50lbs repeatedly
- Detail natured and ability to stand for stand for long periods of time
- Ability to follow direction and food safety guidelines
- Must enjoy working alone (radio provided!)