A farming class being given in a field
A group of people discussing a grazing plan for the farm

Stonewall Farm’s board and staff believe, as an agricultural education center, we can, and should, play a significant role in demonstrating that agriculture can be part of the solution to climate change, healthier food, people, communities and planet. We also recognize and experience the injustices of our current food system as farmers and food workers ourselves. We believe there is a better way to feed our community and care for the land. Toward that goal we teach and demonstrate farming principles and practices to further a regenerative philosophy and approaches to farming.

Regenerative farming is a system of farming principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soils, improves watersheds, and enhances ecosystem services. The farm’s pastures and crop fields now serve as demonstration sites for classes, workshops, and tours sharing our lessons learned with farmers and homeowners throughout the region to expand the impact beyond our farm’s borders. Stonewall Farm employees are in the process of transitioning the farm to model ways small-scale farming can build a healthy local food system and economy, transforming our rural communities into vibrant, productive ecosystems providing abundance for all who live on and work with, the land.

Ecological Monitoring NH Team
Ecological Outcome Verification with Savory Institute

Two Leaf Flourish

We believe as a non-profit agricultural education center it is essential, we help with testing and demonstrating innovative solutions in agriculture, taking risks that might otherwise be economically unfeasible for small, privately-owned farms. To that end, we offer a variety of workshops, classes and ways for people to engage in the work at Stonewall Farm.

  • Innovating & Demonstrating: We demonstrate and teach farming principles and practices that build healthy and resilient ecosystems that build stronger local food systems, economies and more nutritous food.
  • Teaching & Learning: We equip today’s and future farmer’s and land stewards with the tools for successful land stewardship and food production.
  • Advocacy & Engagement: We foster engagement of, and inspire action of, our community in building a healthy food system and food security.
Two Leaf Flourish

Education and Resources

Allan Pasture Walk Sept 21

Holistic Management Series

Stonewall Farm will be offering 3 classes in the Holistic Management series. This series is intended for farmers, land owners, field professionals and educators wanting to become an Accredited Professional (AP) with the Savory Institute. Those seeking to become AP’s may need to complete other prerequisites before completing the required verbal exam. As an accredited… Read More
cover crops

Using Cover Crops in Your Garden

Learn about the wonderful ways cover crops can improve your soil health, reduce weed pressure, support pollinator populations, and provide protection against extreme weather events. Registration opening soon! Read More

Soil Health Workshop

Join us for an evening of hands on learning about soil health. Read More

Northeast Healthy Soil Network 2021 Symposium

Designing Just Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) for Farmers and Consumers: A Case Study from Vermont On Friday, April 2nd from 1:00-3:00pm, the Northeast Healthy Soil Network, in partnership with Dartmouth College and Stonewall Farm is pleased to host a virtual panel of regional experts focused on designing payments for ecosystem services (PES) in the… Read More

Kiss the Ground Panel Discussion

How does the food we eat and the way we farm impact the planet as a whole? Can better ways of farming and care of the living soil help reverse global warming and restore both human and planetary health? NOFA-NH, Seacoast NH Permaculture, Stonewall Farm and North Shore Permaculture Collaborative presented a screening and panel discussion of a film that… Read More
Grazing cows at Stonewall Farm.

NOFA 2020 Virtual Soil Health Field Days

Managing Soil Health: Grazing and Specialty Crops Tour with Stonewall Farm In this virtual farm tour and discussion, Stonewall Farm’s team discuss soil health principles and holistic management practices. Learn about the benefits of soil management techniques like preventing water erosion, easing compaction, producing nutrient dense products, and more! Recorded October 2020. WATCH RECORDING Read More

Northeast Healthy Soil Symposium 2021

Climate Resilience and Soil health in the Northeast: Emerging Pathways to Reform the Regional Agri-Food System in the COVID 19 Era On Friday, March 5th from 1:00-3:00 pm, the Northeast Healthy Soil Network, in partnership with the Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE) and the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE), is pleased to host a… Read More