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Meet Mattie!

Meet our new barn manager, Mattie! We are so excited to welcome Mattie into the ThorpeWood family! Our animals are lucky to have someone so dedicated, conscientious, and loving on their team. Mattie is also proving to be a great

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Girl Scout Troop 37101

We love to get kids out on the trail, so it was a great honor to help 9 girl scouts from Troop 37101 earn their hiking/nature walk badge! This opportunity came to us by way of one of our favorite

Posted in Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm

Homeschoolers at the Farm

This past Friday, we hosted a small homeschool group for a day at the farm. The kids were outdoor kids – used to going barefoot and enjoying their own smattering of farm animals at home. Q: So what did we

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EL Camp Out!

  All school year long, we have been hosting TJ High School’s English Learners. This cohort of students has visited the farm five times to enjoy our animals and nature. The teachers always plan fun lessons for the kids here,

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Wholistic Women in the Woods

Oh, what a wonderful day with the Wholistic Women in the Woods! Around 25 ladies gathered in our homestead barn today for a women’s retreat to be inspired and restored. After a brief introduction by the group’s leader, Kelye Brown,

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New Animals at the Farm!

We ThorpeWoodians have been playing around with the idea of getting a new animal at the farm for a while now…but what to get? Sheep, pigs, more chickens, alpaca? We were set on only adding a productive farm animal to

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ThorpeWood is Hiring!

Part-Time Barn Manager   15-20 hours/week | $15-18/hour   ThorpeWood is a 160-acre mountain retreat that runs animal and nature programs for all ages, primarily at-risk youth. We also are a wedding and events venue.   We are looking for

Posted in Horses, Stoney Lick Farm

Head Start Returns – Spring 2022

We are delighted to welcome back our Head Start friends to the farm for the spring season! We have cultivated a fun-filled farm experience for these kids on their two long days with us.    On the first day, we

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2021 Program Report

The Numbers 1396  Program Participants 406    Hours of Programs Delivered 4051  Participant Hours  5320  Distance Learning Contacts Distance Learning With COVID-19 restrictions leaving our January-June calendar fairly light, we maintained relationships with our partner organizations through distance learning initiatives.

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Coffee Hollow Bridge is Back!

A key element in ThorpeWood’s trail network has long been the bridge that spans the stream which runs through our property. However, a few years back, the bridge found itself dismantled by some errant young teens. Since then, we have

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