The Board of Directors of The Natick Community Organic Farm is committed to the mission of the Farm and helps oversee and guide the Farm into the future, ensuring that this amazing and valuable resource--a working farm situated in the middle of densely populated suburbia--continues to thrive and be viable for many generations to come.
Our current Board members live in Ashland, Holliston, Natick, and Sherborn. They include a teacher, a lawyer, an accountant, a computer specialist, and two farmers. In addition to being involved with the Farm, our Board members are also involved with the Northeast Organic Farm Association,The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN), Friends of the Morse Institute Library, Cohasset’s Holly Hill Community Farm, Medway Community Farm, Holliston Garden Club, Ashland Planning Board, Natick Council on Aging, and Sherborn Garden Club.
at the farm
At the Farm's annual community events, Board members partnering with staff and many wonderful volunteers welcome the greater community to the Farm, fostering the connection of the Farm to the MetroWest and Boston communities.
in the community
Each member acts as an ambassador for the Farm. This year, the Board has participated in a number of fun and exciting community events---Natick Community Organic Farm’s booth at the March Taste of Metro West evening affair, sponsored by the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce.
In April, Board members served organic popcorn and sodas from the Farm’s booth at Natick’s Earth Day. From May through October, Board members regularly sell vegetables, flowers, and seedlings at the NCOF stand during the Saturday Natick Farmers’ Market, which is held at the Natick Common from 9 AM to 1 PM every Saturday.
The Board’s primary mission is to engage in fund raising to support the Farm’s goal: To educate the greater community on natural foods systems and sustainable, environmentally-aware living.
Our fundraising encompasses several areas and includes participation in the annual Farm events, the Annual Appeal, Farm membership development, and project-specific Capital Campaigns. Through these activities, the Board enables the Farm to continue its history of innovation and its ability to remain a viable model and education center as it moves into the future.
join the board
The Board is always looking for new perspectives and individuals who enthusiastically support Farm’s continuing prosperity. Each Board member serves as an advocate for the Farm, participates in Board and Farm fund raising initiatives, and helps recruit new Board members. Membership is a three-year commitment and Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, although we are always open to accommodating different schedules.
If you are interested in applying to join the Board, please read