AUERFARM MISSION: Inspire children and adults to engage in, learn about, and enjoy agriculture, science, and the natural environment.
Auerfarm is 120 acre non-profit educational farm located in Bloomfield, CT. It is adjacent to Auerfarm State Reserve and the MDC reservoir. This huge expanse of preserved land brings with it unique wildlife and rare opportunities to explore nature in a densely populated region. Located near the West Hartford and Simsbury borders of Bloomfield, and just 2 miles from Hartford, Auerfarm brings together students, parents, and guests in a region for learning, events and for recreation. Students, adults and families come to the farm to learn about agriculture and the environment. Our programs all include hands-on interaction with natural materials to facilitate lifelong self-growth and education. Our setting also lends itself to emotional healing and growth, as visitors experience the beauty of our trails, orchards, and animal pastures. We are happy to host your school field trip, picnic, corporate events, weddings, etc. We happily host a number of community events, open to the public that you can see on our events page. Auerfarm was gifted to the Connecticut 4-H Development Fund by the Koopman and Schiro families in the 1970s to be used as a community resource and for youth development.
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Inspired by a young woman who lost her life to bipolar disorder, Tara’s Closet, a Jewish communal initiative, provides free clothes to those in need as it helps those coping with mental illness. Barbara Roth, Founder of Tara’s Closet, said, “There is a direct correlation between physical and mental health. During times of quarantine and social isolation, exercise helps improve one’s mental health by reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. We are excited to partner with Ignite Fitness to raise awareness of mental illness since the coronavirus pandemic has significantly affected mental health for everyone, especially for those with an existing mental illness.”
Staffed by VolunteersTara’s Closet at Jewish Family Services serves all people regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, gender or sexual orientation. It is open seasonally by appointment and staffed by volunteers who will help JFS clients choose items for themselves and their families. Contact Patti Weiner at (860) 236-1927 x7129 to make an appointment.
To make a monetary contribution to Tara’s Closet, you may donate online through our website. If you prefer to donate via mail, please make your check out to Jewish Family Services, or JFS, write “Tara’s Closet” on the memo line and mail it to Jewish Family Services, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite A, West Hartford, CT 06117. If you prefer to donate via telephone, or want information about up-coming drop-off days, please call Patti Weiner at (860) 236-1927, extension 7129.
The Village. They help provide homes for neglected children in the Hartford area. Click on their logo below for more info about their great work.
They are in need of the following items:
diapers and baby wipes (all sizes)
new personal hygiene, toiletry items
new coats, winter boots, hats, gloves for children
new bedding for a twin bed – mattress pad, sheets, comforter, pillow, pillowcase
new towel sets
Bus passes (CTtransit.com)
new cleaning supplies
grocery gift cards (Stop & Shop or Wal-Mart)
You can drop these off at Ignite. This an on-going charity.