About Roberts Farm
Our mission at Roberts Farm is to engage students of all ages in hands-on science, engineering, community leadership, and sustainable agriculture.
Roberts Farm is a beautiful 180 acre nature preserve which allows science, writing, math, engineering and Farm-to-School nutrition education to come to life. Work began on the farm in 2012 with the help of farmhands, school groups, and volunteers.
We grow crops year-round but we are busiest during the summer. With the help of four covered greenhouses and a new hydroponics house we are able to grow food during the winter to be able to donate to the UMaine Harvest for Hunger program and school district lunches. Throughout the summer we can utilize the outdoor spaces we created, incluidng raised beds and a 1 acre field. During the school year and summer we provide a space for students of all ages to learn and grow.
Recent Farm News:
- Roberts Farm is please to announce a new program funded in partnership with the Maine Math & Science Alliance. Our STEM HUB programs are already in full force this summer and will extend into the 2018/19 school year.
- Please check out the article in the July 28th Advertiser Democrat regarding "Roberts Farm - Engineering in the next 100 years," which is available on their website.
- Hydroponics, computer coding, and the ability to grow 750 lettuce plants! Roberts Farm students with the help of retired Engineer Earl Morse celebrated the opening of the hydroponics lab, a high tech self monitoring system, which runs entirely through a programmed "Arduino" - all for less than $2,000!