farm student employees

Student employees prepare to rake leaves.

There are numerous ways to get involved with the Farm!  Come by to volunteer, incorporate the Farm into your studies, apply for student employment, or help us thrive by donating. And check out our Events page to see upcoming workshops, potlucks, and fun at the Farm!

Volunteer

Open Volunteer Hours are Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (resuming September 21st, 2019). Anyone is welcome to come and no advanced notice or sign up is required. All ages welcome.  Check the map by chalkboard to see where on the Farm you can find us!

Volunteers are also welcome to join the Farm Crew during general visitor hours (during the academic year, Monday through Friday from 4 p.m.–6 p.m. during daylight savings, 3 p.m.–5 p.m. once DST ends), but please contact the Farm Manager in advance, if possible, so that she can be prepared for the extra help.

Volunteers who would like to report community service hours should contact the Farm Manager for special instructions.

Academics

The Farm has been used for a variety of academic purposes since its founding.

Food, Land, and the Environment

This Environmental Analysis course, taught by Professor Marc Los Huertos, has been a spring mainstay at the Farm since its inception in 2006. Always popular with students from around the 5Cs, it combines a weekly lecture with hands-on activities at the Farm. Students tend plots of their own, learn about fruit tree pruning from local experts, visit other local farms, and work on their own independent projects.

Other Courses Taught at the Farm

In recent years, courses that have used the Farm include Governing Climate Change (ID 001), Acting for TV and Film, Mathematical Modeling, and Soils and Society.

If you are interested in using the Farm for academic purposes, please contact the Farm Manager.

Student Employment

Students at the Claremont Colleges who are interested in working at the Farm should email the Farm Manager at farmmanager@pomona.edu to request more information.

Donate

The Farm can always use donations of time, materials, or money.

  • For those who would like to donate their time, please see the above volunteer section.
  • For material donations (seeds, tools, infrastructure, etc.), please email the Farm Manager at farmmanager@pomona.edu.
  • To learn more about supporting the Farm and its important programs, please visit: Support Pomona.