About Us

Farrington’s Mission

Farrington Nature Linc’s mission is to enhance the well-being of children from low-income communities through a connection with the natural world. Our 75 acres of woodlands, fields and ponds near Boston are dedicated to providing respite and inspiration for children who might not otherwise have this opportunity.

Since 2002, Farrington has operated Nature Linc as a summer outdoor activity site and hosts visits by groups of children from Boston, Cambridge, and other neighboring urban communities for a day of exploration, learning, and fun. Young people are at once immersed in the natural world and provided the opportunity to reflect on their part in it. Visiting groups from summer camps and youth programs are able to explore the barn, trails, pond and woods, enjoy the open fields, garden, and farm animals that take up residence on-site during the summer months, and engage in arts activities that cement their new connection with nature.

Learn more about our Summer Program.

Farrington’s Values

We believe in the importance of connecting children to nature, the land, and the outdoors in an increasingly urbanized world, so they can:
– Broaden their horizons and feel part of a natural world wider and more diverse than their immediate circumstances
– Experience the respite and renewal that comes from peaceful, beautiful, and healthful surroundings, and a safe and supportive community
– Find joy, self-discovery, spiritual resilience, and physical strength from time outdoors in woodlands, ponds, and open fields
– Follow their natural curiosity and creativity to explore with confidence, to value learning, and to express themselves in new ways
– Accept responsibility as stewards of the natural world, of agriculture, and the built environment
– Appreciate the legacy of past generations and of others today who live closer to the land
– Become leaders and role models of a better world

As an organization, we commit to:
– Protect and preserve natural areas and sustainably steward the land
– Provide excellent care for all domestic and farm animals, and protect wildlife
– Be a great place to work and develop skills, both for youth and adult staff and for volunteers
– Be a responsible and available landlord
– Be a good neighbor to abutters, the town of Lincoln, and the Cambridge Watershed
– Honor our heritage, historic buildings, and landmarks
– Manage our finances and fundraising for the exclusive benefit of our mission

Financial Information

To review our 990, CLICK HERE

Farrington Nature Linc is a project of Farrington Memorial, Inc.