Nature Based Education Center

Farming Experience

Farming experience

Less than three years of experience

Type of farming experience

  • Gardening
  • Homesteading

Name of your farming operation or where you are currently farming

Farming Plans

State(s) of interest

  • Massachusetts

Location details

I'm looking to open 3 locations in each county across Western Mass.

Minimum acreage desired


Arrangements desired

  • Lease
  • Business partnership
  • Lease-to-own
  • Collective/group tenure
  • Something else

Planned farming practices

  • Not certified, but follow organic practices
  • Sustainable/regenerative

Infrastructure needed

  • Farm buildings
  • Housing

Description of infrastructure needed

Standing Building: Shed/Barn

Additional Information

In search of 3 farms each with a 2000 sqft standing building/ barn of indoor space to host our education center. Each location contract set up will be a long-term lease/rent or Lease-to-own option, also open to other financial arrangements. Minimum monthly lease budget is $2,500 and up depending on type of building. 

Standing building with electricity: if in need of renovation, ie: insulation, plumbing, we can work with you. We can build an Outhouse for Bathroom use. 

In addition to hosting our education center, we are here to provide ongoing volunteer farm maintenance, assisting Farmers in the following: Gardening, Animal Care, Composting and open to other proposals. 

Ideal locations: Farthest WEST is Williamsburg and Westhampton to farthest NORTH is Whately to Cushman, farthest EAST- borderline of Belchertown and Grandby to farthest SOUTH is Holyoke Highlands. 

We also have access to grants that turn asphalt/parking lots into playscapes/natural landscapes. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Operation hours are September to June 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday, with potential/consideration to operate a fifth day. Following the public-school calendar, we're closed on major holidays. 

Help your community thrive!  The Learners Center, Inc.™ ---Empathetic Learners, Mindful Work, Sustainable Communities



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