Upcoming sustainability training, arts 'n' crafts classes, live music, potlucks, movie nights, and much more!

Feb. 7 Live Radio Broadcast Series

More info coming soon!

Sunday, March 5 Snowshoe Hike and Craft Beer Tasting

Join betterArts board members Justin Chirico and Matthew Tardif at on Sunday, March 5, for the third annual Snowshoe Hike and Craft Beer Tasting at Better Farm.

Bring your own snowshoes (weather permitting!), or borrow at pair at the farm (rentals subject to availability). The hiking trail encompasses beautiful views of the area's pristine beauty under a cover of North Country snow.

Afterwards, betterArts will host a two-flight craft beer tasting inside Better Farm's main house. Learn about the art of beer brewing while sample local beers from independent brewers. Locally sourced snacks and pairings will also be provided. All money raised supports local arts outreach.

12-4 p.m. Cost: $15, pre-registration required; click here to sign up.

Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19 North Country Goes Green! Irish Festival: Children's Room

For the fifth year in a row, betterArts will host the children's room at the North Country Goes Green Irish Festival in Watertown March 18 and 19.

The three-day event draws thousands of people to the Dulles State Office Building, where festivities include a parade, live entertainment, activities, food and drinks all weekend long. betterArts will host children's events Saturday and Sunday. This year's children's room will feature the following activities hosted by betterArts: 

  • Games: Ring Toss, Pin the Hat on the Leprechaun, Bean Bag Toss, Fishing Game, Corn Hole
  • Arts 'n' Crafts: Egg-Carton Shamrocks, Coloring, Build-Your-Own Leprechaun
  • Face Painting
  • 'Go Green' arts 'n' crafts projects

Tickets will be available on-site. The Dulles State Office Building is located at 217 Washington St., Watertown.

April 21 Lecture at Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood NJ

Better Farm's CEO and co-founder Nicole Caldwell will speak to students at Ridgewood High School in New Jersey about sustainability issues, Earth Day, and making a difference.

June 17 Better Festival

Better Festival, the annual open house, fundraiser, and alumni weekend for Better Farm and betterArts, is slated from 2-10 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017. All money raised at the annual music, sustainability, and arts festival will directly fund art- and sustainability-related community outreach initiatives in and around Redwood. The day-long event features live performances by local and regional bands, a gallery showcasing artwork by painters, sculptors, photographers, and more, booths featuring art and handmade items for sale, tours of the Better Farm campus, information about Better Farm and betterArts 2017 programming, arts and crafts for kids (and adults!), freshly prepared and locally sourced food, a refreshments tent, games, bouncy castle, and more! Better Radio will also be streaming the festival live on 88.5 FM.

Admission: $10. Camping on Friday and Saturday night is available for $10/person/night.