work farm

noun

Definition of work farm 

: a farm on which persons guilty of minor law violations are confined

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The farming institute, which partnered with Historic Boston, the city, the Trust for Public Land, and the North Bennet Street School to revamp the property, plans to use the site as both a working farm and training center for future urban farmers. Marek Mazurek, BostonGlobe.com, "Seeds of the past grow into farm of the future," 6 July 2018 His plan was to develop it, manage it as a working farm and horticultural classroom, and eventually sell it back to the city as a public trust. Penelope Rowlands, WSJ, "‘American Eden’ Review: The Ambitious Dr. Hosack," 1 June 2018 On Sunday, June 10, Willington celebrated its second annual Farm Tour with free tours of five unique working farms in town - Bluebird, Fenton River, Willow Valley, Cowlick, and Ghost Fawn Homestead. Annie Gentile, Courant Community, "Willington Celebrates Farm Day," 21 June 2018 Another $180 million will go toward reducing pollution from working farms and managing forests to remove old and dead trees to make room for young trees that absorb more nutrients from rain and snow melt that run into the reservoirs. Winnie Hu, New York Times, "A Billion-Dollar Investment in New York’s Water," 19 Jan. 2018 Steps away, inside a former plant nursery, is a stylish restaurant serving seasonal dishes sourced from Long Meadow Ranch’s working farm in Rutherford. New York Times, "36 Hours in Napa Valley," 21 June 2018 Lisa Sanchez, the Boise City Council member who grew up working farm fields around Burley with her mother, caught the excitement of Jordan's campaign in the packed HandleBar Tuesday. Rocky Barker, Maria La Ganga And Cynthia Sewell, idahostatesman, "These Idaho primaries were quite different, but each victor spoke Tuesday of hope | Idaho Statesman," 16 May 2018 Brunswick Area Historical Society's Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Road, features an 1830s-era farmhouse museum in a working farm atmosphere. 'sam' Boyer/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Dandelion Drive is a chance to learn area history and have fun," 13 May 2018 Along with housing one of the nation’s leading restaurants, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, N.Y., is a working farm with livestock and more than 350 species of vegetables. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "How to Keep Cooking-Obsessed Kids Busy This Summer," 19 June 2018

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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