Images: Little Wings Farm School in Greenfield


Aaren Harris opened Little Wings Farm School this fall on the 20-acre farm in Greenfield where she has lived with her family for 14 years. It is the fulfillment of a year-long dream of offering young students the chance to learn in and around nature and the daily life of a working farm. She said she still enrolls families in the program, which costs $ 500 per month. Harris can also accept child care vouchers.

She started the new program with about half a dozen children – ages 3 and 4 participating in a morning program that runs from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – and plans to expand to a class session l afternoon and a short summer camp.

Gazette reporter Zachary Matson recently visited Harris and his class. Here is his Sunday story: https://dailygazette.com/2021/10/03/greenfield-farm-school-program-takes-flight/

Gazette photographer Erica Miller also visited. Here is a journey through a day of life at Little Wings Farm School through its lens:

Kindergarten students wash clothes at the new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Lockers for kindergarten students at the new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Owner / head teacher Aaren Harris sings songs with students during Troll Forest class time at her new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Owner / head teacher Aaren Harris sings songs with students during Troll Forest class time at her new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Kindergarten student Evan Miller, 4, works on making a “stained glass” butterfly with assistant teacher Mackenzie Eagan in the fenced yard of the new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Pre-Kindergarten student Ruth Parwana helps owner / head teacher Aaren Harris lift the greenhouse outside of her new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Kindergarten student Evan Miller, 4, helps the plants water with owner / head teacher Aaren Harris in the greenhouse at the new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Owner / head teacher Aaren Harris chats with Calder Miles, 3, via a canned phone in their fenced-in playground, while Stella watches at his new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Owner and head teacher Aaren Harris chats with Calder Miles, 3, via a canned phone in the fenced-in playground at her new school, Little Wings Farm, in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Kindergarten student Evan Miller, 4, jumps from tree stumps in the woodland classroom at the new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Kindergarten student Milo Lamb, 4, plays in the woodland classroom at the new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Kindergarten student Mikayla Briscoe, 4, plays in the woodland classroom at the new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Pre-K students left to right, Ruth Parwana, Milo Lamb, Calder Miles, 3, and Mikayla Briscoe, all 4, play on the woodchip mountain at the new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Kindergarten student Calder Miles, 3, plays in the fenced playground of the new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Kindergarten student Evan Miller, 4, paints his name in the fenced playground of the new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Pre-K (LR) students Evan Miller, Milo Lamb and Mikayla Briscoe, all 4, play in the fenced playground at the new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Kindergarten student Calder Miles, 3, counts the numbers while Milo Lamb, 4, watches during Troll Forest class time at the new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Preschooler Evan Miller, 4, and Ruth Parwana, 4, help get chicken eggs from the henhouse at the new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Owner / principal teacher Aaren Harris holds a woolly caterpillar showing her students at her new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Pre-Kindergarten student Ruth Parwana runs banging hanging pans to make music in her classroom in the woods of her new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Owner / head teacher Aaren Harris helps pre-K students Ruth Parwana (left) and Mikayla Briscoe, both 4, work on a puzzle in their fenced yard at his new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Kindergarten students (far near) Ruth Parwana, Mikayla Briscoe and Milo Lamb, all 4, run to the chicken coop at the new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)
Kindergarten student Evan Miller, 4, jumps around vegetables in the greenhouse during chores at the new Little Wings Farm school in Greenfield Center on September 29. (Erica Miller / The Daily Gazette)

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