Welcome to our growing community!
ORKESTAI FARM is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit located at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY.
Orkestai Farm provides inclusive* hands-on education in sustainable farming for teens and adults of all skill levels in addition to workshops in the Arts. Our programs foster healthy living, social engagement, and creativity. Our members learn to grow food and feel empowered and confident about who they are and what they can achieve.
* Orkestai Farm celebrates diversity and has experience working with people of All Abilities. We are an inclusive program that welcomes all regardless of race, color, religion, sex, or disability. Orkestai Farm is open to the public.
What’s in a name?
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Our name derives from the ancient Greek word "orkheisthai", meaning "to dance or to set in motion, to stir up, to raise", and refers to the space of the ancient theater where choruses of dancers moved together to interpret the non-verbal aspects of the play being performed. It beautifully describes how we envision a farm; as a community collaboration that needs an orchestra of farmers who work together to grow healthy food and merry people.
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Please help us to continue forward-thinking services like these for the Long Island community and elsewhere. Thank you for your generosity!