Sunny Patch Community Farm

Our intent is to further engage with our community, especially some of our special needs students and young adults, to provide pre-vocational and vocational opportunities to those who often don't have access to such enriching experiences.

 
Photo courtesy of Darien Historical Society Meet Clara, Irene and Vera Andermann

Photo courtesy of Darien Historical Society

Meet Clara, Irene and Vera Andermann

We're Bringing the Farm Back!

The focus on our Sunny Patch Community Farm will be to showcase and teach sustainable agricultural practices.  Foods grown here will be shared with neighbors struggling to access garden fresh foods.

Learn more about composting, growing food and organic matter, harvesting water, chicken keeping, Darien's rich farming history and much more.

Who's behind this?

We were awarded a 2017 Frontera Farmer Foundation Grant in April of this year.  It goes without saying we were thrilled beyond belief.  This was affirmation for us that our Sunny Patch Project was gaining traction and the work that we've all been doing since 2015 matters, not only here in Darien but on a more public stage.

Dewey our Leghorn hanging with farm hand Shane Fun fact:  Dewey was hatched at IPPL this spring - she was the first hatchling!  She holds a special place in our hearts and is the unofficial Farm mascot!

Dewey our Leghorn hanging with farm hand Shane

Fun fact:  Dewey was hatched at IPPL this spring - she was the first hatchling!  She holds a special place in our hearts and is the unofficial Farm mascot!

About that farm...

The following is our Farm timeline to date - we hope you can scroll through to learn more...