Farm Institute

Town, Trustees Clash Over Use of Katama Farm

Tensions over the use of Katama Farm by the Trustees of Reservations came to a head before the Edgartown conservation commission this week.

Grasshopper Sparrows Return to Katama Plains

The return of grasshopper sparrows at Katama this summer has been heralded by Island conservationists as a hopeful sign of ecological health.

Welcome Spring at Sheepapalooza

Celebrate spring this weekend with the annual sheepapalooza celebration at the Farm Institute.

In Shakeup, General Manager at Farm Institute Is Out

The general manager at The Farm Institute will leave his job due to restructuring by The Trustees of Reservations, which took over the nonprofit Edgartown teaching farm two years ago.

Town, Trustees Reach Agreement on Katama Farm Lease

The Edgartown conservation commission has reached an agreement on a lease with the Trustees of Reservations regarding Katama Farm, the 186-acre property formerly leased to the Farm Institute by the town of Edgartown.

Homegrown Hops

If you’re contemplating growing your own hops to produce a signature brew, the Farm Institute offers its Garden to Glass Series.

Trustees of Reservations, Farm Institute Announce Merger

The Farm Institute and The Trustees of Reservations have announced plans to merge by the end of the year, with the Trustees taking the 15-year-old nonprofit teaching farm under its wing, leaders from both organizations told the Gazette Wednesday.

Barn at Katama Farm Will Get a New Roof

The larger of two barns at the town-owned property leased by the Farm Institute has a failed roof and water has been leaking through. This week selectmen awarded a contract for replacing the roof that covers the 8,400-square-foot barn.

Each Seed Has a Story at West Tisbury Seed Library

The seed library, a collaboration between the West Tisbury Library, IGS and the Farm Institute, hosted a seed saving workshop on Sunday where Islanders could learn how to process the seeds of beans, lettuce and tomatoes, as well as donate seeds from their own gardens.

Learning Opportunities Grow at New Farm Institute Greenhouse

Sidney Morris, the former education director at the Farm Institute, was behind the plan for a solar greenhouse at the farm. The greenhouse, which will teach kids and grow food, is scheduled to be completed by Thanksgiving.