Nearly 200 kindergarten students from three Norwalk Elementary Schools participated in Ambler Farm field trips this fall thanks to the generosity of Bankwell.
The children interacted with Ambler Farm’s goats, sheep, rabbits, pigs and chickens, and learned about their many adaptations that make them unique.
Students also visited Ambler Farm’s gardens, where they sampled vegetables and learned about the parts of a plant, explored the differences between fruits and vegetables, and made connections about where their food comes from. The day was capped off with a hayride to pick out pumpkins and enjoy Ambler Farm’s hay maze.
“We are pleased to make the Ambler Farm experience available to students who may not have been able to visit otherwise,” said David Dineen, Bankwell EVP and head of Community Banking.
“We greatly appreciate Bankwell’s generous support in helping us provide an extraordinary and enriching experience for children,” said Robin Clune, Ambler Farm’s executive director.
Ambler Farm is managed by the Friends of Ambler Farm, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, for the community’s benefit as an organic farm, educational resource and open space. Ambler Farm is a 200-year old restored, self-sustaining farm ‘where good things grow,’ and a place to connect with the magic of the land and the spirit of community. The Farm hosts year-round events and educational programs for all ages, including maple syruping, winter Greens Sale, summer program for kids, and Ambler Farm Day. Located at 257 Hurlbutt St. in Wilton, Ambler Farm is open year-round from dawn to dusk. Information on upcoming events and programs can be found online.