The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm uses its land/gardens and the kitchen as classrooms to teach students about food — where it comes from, how it grows, how it’s prepared, and how it affects their health and their environment.

Our educational classes emphasize hands-on activities on the farm and in kitchen settings, but also include student readings and experiences that deepen academic inquiry in related fields, as well as growing healthier communities. Along with offering educational classes, the Silo engages families and communities to provide access to fresh produce and encourage healthy eating.

Our nonprofit educational programs are designed to change the preferences, attitudes, and eating behaviors of young in favor of healthier foods. We do this through hands-on, experiential classes that are integrated into the daily school curriculum. In our gardens and kitchens, in homerooms and cafeterias, we are working to ensure that all children have access to the transformative power of enjoying fresh and healthy food.

As a nonprofit, the Hunt Hill Farm relies on volunteers to actively participate in the many activities and events in order to support land use, arts and food. Please feel free to contact us at either info@thesiloct.org or call 860-355-0300. We look forward to you becoming a part of our special community!

COOKING SCHOOL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm is host to fabulous cooking classes and private events year round and we are looking for volunteers!  Volunteer once, twice…or on a regular basis and become a part of the culinary community in Connecticut.  In exchange for assisting us during a class, you will be an active part of the class – learning recipes and tips of the trade – and get to sample each menu!

For each class you volunteer for, you will receive points which can be used to attend free classes of your choice as our guest… Volunteering for five regular classes equals one free class!

Cooking school volunteer opportunities are designed for adults 18 years of age or older.

For more information, please speak with Deborah Miller at 860-355-0300 (or email Deborah at millerd@thesiloct.org).

Hope to See You in the Kitchen!

FARM/GARDEN OPPORTUNITIES

Farm & Garden jobs are outdoor or greenhouse that engage students in hands-on tasks like planting, weeding, mulching, harvesting, and building compost. Farm/Garden jobs are designed for grades 2 through 12 and adults.

EVENT OPPORTUNITIES

HHFT is a local destination venue for cultural events, music, lecture series, art and corporate events. We are always looking for teenagers and adults to support the events with jobs ranging from handing out pamphlets, set-up and tear-down, to directing attendees and parking. Event jobs are designed for grades 7 through 12 and adults.