Informal Learning

There are lots of ways to join us at Hayes Farm without committing to a full-time or formal program. Take a look at our informal opportunities below, including Growers' Guild sessions, drop-in learning (returning in May 2021), and volunteering. 


A Day on the Farm

We're offering an immersive opportunity to spend a day with us on the farm and see if our learn-to-farm programming is right for you! This is a great opportunity for those interested in our Regenerative Farming Internship programs to try things out before committing to joining us in spring 2022!

Check out the Regenerative Farming Internships page for all of the details!


We are always looking for extra sets of hands and extra  minds to help us work toward our mission, and to simply get things done. Whether your interest is 'in the weeds' on farm, connecting with community, helping on veggie pick up days, early season help in the hoop house, logistics, or organizational structure and governance (etc., etc., etc.!), we would love to have you as part of our team!

Volunteer opportunities can be one-time only or routine, and we love to host groups for team building and community days of action. 

If you are interested in volunteering with us at Hayes Farm, please get in touch with the Hayes Farm Coordinator (Claire) at Can't wait to hear from you!

Drop-in Sessions; complete until May 2022!

We are excited to be bringing back our public offering of both online and on-farm drop-in learning sessions.


Online sessions are available via Zoom. They are typically supported by a powerpoint presentation &/or video &/or images, and also include group discussion and opportunities for questions.

On-farm sessions are back with a maximum of 20 participants. Both masks and physical distancing practices are required. We tend to move around the farm for these sessions, so please come dressed for the weather, and let us know if you have any limitations to this format that we should be aware of. 


How does it work?

  • Advance registration by email (at least 2 business days prior) will be required for all sessions, whether in-person or online

  • All sessions are only $5 with an up-to-date NB Community Harvest Gardens membership (available in both .docx and .pdf formats) - $20 annually, and financial support is available

  • Email with the session(s) you'd like to attend, your completed NBCHG membership form, and payment (cash and cheque are also accepted)

  • When your registration is complete, you'll receive detailed instructions for to make sure you're all set for a great learning experience!

Check out the full schedule here, and start filling that brain!

Growers' Guild Sessions - Winter 2021; complete until winter 2022!

Growers' Guild sessions are not workshops. Instead, we are gathering like-minded people - from beginners to professionals - to discuss a common topic. Hayes Farm invites you online to join us in conversation. You'll come away

with new ideas, resources, and networking opportunities, whatever your growing goals.

January 31 @ 1pm: PermaChat, co-hosted with Permaculture Atlantic Network

February 7 @ 1pm: Homesteading and Self-Provisioning, co-hosted with Laura Boyd, Louise Comeau, and Tom Beckley

February 14 @ 1pm: Growing Seasonally in New Brunswick, co-hosted with Corinne Hersey, Alison Juta, and Carol Muncer

February 21 @ 1pm: Small Growers' Cooperatives, tips & networking with Pierre-Olivier Brassard and Mark Trealout