Native Earth Teaching Farm is a small working farm comprising two parts:
As Native Earth Farm, Randy and Rebecca raise the best tasting and healthiest foods and garden plants that they possibly can.
- They also do tractor work, caretaking and consulting, and sell breeding stock and pets, both animals and poultry.
As the Teaching Farm, they are open to the public part time year round for educational and recreational purposes.
- They teach classes, demonstrate farm crafts, give tours, and host a thriving community garden.
Please stop by for wholesome fun and healthy learning.
Admission to the teaching farm is by donation.
Activities tailored to your group are our specialty – prices vary, see Classes and Activities.
Native Earth Donation Box
Without our donation box we would still be a farm but we would not be open to the public.
We receive no grants or governmental support, and we depend on your generosity to cover our additional insurance costs so that we can remain open and continue our educational mission.
Thank you for your understanding and support!
If cost is keeping you from participating, please get in touch with us. We are always open to creative bartering for goods or farm help. All barters must be prearranged.
Randy and Rebecca met over pigs, and they have been farming together ever since. From different backgrounds, they don’t always agree, but their varied experiences add richness to the farm’s offerings.
Randy is a fourth generation islander who grew up in Oak Bluffs, raising all types of animals and poultry, and fixing all kinds of machinery. He likes to carry on the old community traditions of fishing, hunting and agricultural innovation.
Rebecca’s grandparents bought the farm in the 1920’s because her artist grandfather loved the island light. She was a “summer kid” who always knew the farm would be her home someday, although at first she envisioned it as a wildlife refuge.
Happily, since small farms preserve open space and promote healthy ecosystems, there are now more species of birds and wildlife living on the land than before it became a farm.
When Randy and Rebecca and their families became concerned about how disconnected many people are from food and land, they decided to open their farm to the public, and that is how the teaching farm was born.