New Pond Farm



New Pond Farm is a non-profit environmental education center with an exceptional farm component that has been designated as one of the State’s Dairy Farms of Distinction. We are located in West Redding, Ct on 102-acres with rolling pastures, woodlands, and wetlands. The organization’s mission is to Connect people with the land that enriches and sustains us all. Our five primary areas of programming are environmental studies; farming and gardening (includes beekeeping); Native American lifeways; astronomy; and the arts (including Shakespeare programs, biannual art shows and photography shows, as well as music).

We are a vibrant, fiscally sound organization. We pride ourselves in being small and personal, sharing unique and excellent programming with our 12,000 annual students and visitors. We are a membership organization with 800 member families.

There is always plenty of work to do at New Pond Farm and we are grateful for the wonderful volunteers who help us in so many ways.

Some of the many choices include:
  • Invasive Species Removal
  • Trail clearing and marking
  • Help with the Pancake Breakfast (March 3, 2018)
  • Help with the Easter Egg Hunt (March 24, 2018)
  • Help with the Redding Road Race: A Run For the Cows (May 6, 2018)
  • Help with the Harvest Festival (October 13, 2018)

If you are interested, please complete form below.

If you have questions, please email Ann Taylor or call the farm at (203) 938-2117.

Volunteer Application

  • Interested in Volunteering? Please fill out the following form

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Internships for 2018 have been filled, we hope you will think of us again in the future.

We are looking for High School students interested in working 20-25 hours a week starting in May. For more details, please contact Ann Taylor, Executive Director

Assistant Farm Manager

Full-time Position

Responsibilities: Assist the Farm Manager with the care and maintenance of the farm’s animals: including dairy cows, chickens, sheep, and pigs; care and maintenance of the property: including barns, out buildings, lawns, swimming pool, hayfields, woodlands with trails, stream and pond. Other responsibilities include milking, processing milk for our state licensed dairy, haying, producing maple syrup, overseeing rotational grazing, gardening, snow plowing, wood splitting, and equipment maintenance. The Assistant Farm Manager also supports and participates in the educational programs.

Qualifications: The applicant should have strong communication skills and enjoy working with the public; a BA or Associate degree, preferably in agriculture or a related field, or prior farm experience; knowledge of machine maintenance, “light carpentry and plumbing” capabilities; organizational skills; initiative; the ability to work with others and independently; the ability to train and supervise part-time staff and volunteers; computer skills are also beneficial.

Benefits: Salary range begins in the low $30’s and will be commensurate with education and experience; health insurance, housing, and retirement plan are also provided.

To Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and references by mail to:

Ann Taylor, Executive Director

New Pond Farm

101 Marchant Road

West Redding, CT. 06896

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