We finished out May strong with a whole heap of fun and therapeutic programming! On the 23rd, the Department of Human Services brought out their adult service workers – the social workers, aides, supervisors, and program manager. They spent most of their day at the lodge, focusing on different self-care activities. In the afternoon, the Read More »
Hello everyone! My name is Priya and I am interning here at ThorpeWood for the next month. I am a rising sophomore at Endicott College in Massachusetts where I am majoring in communications. Endicott has an internship program that requires students to get experience in their field of study. I decided to intern at ThorpeWood Read More »
On the 16th, Star Community brought out a participant from their Meaningful Day Program to volunteer at the farm. Star Community serves adults with developmental abilities, with one of their goals being to develop work skills. Sue came out to groom and socialize our animals. Although she wasn’t too keen on the horses, it seemed Read More »
Our second week of May kept us busy… On May 8, Katie and Clare attended the BNBI STEM grant celebration at FCPS’s Learning and Leadership Center. The event showcased all of the past grant winners from 2019-2023, who presented how they used their award money. We attended in support of one of our favorite program Read More »
My oh my, the time has come when all nine of our Hood College volunteers have completed their 27 hours of volunteering at ThorpeWood! That’s a total of 243 hours! We feel grateful and humbled by their generous service. Thank you to Molly, Casey, Riana, Alba, Kaelyn, Jordan, Phebe, Olivia, and Rebecca. Each of these Read More »
To close out the month of April, we had a few visitors to the farm and we farm folk also made our way to Frederick for some important work! On the 24th, Heather Ridge High School came out to support our garden! These folks shoveled dirt to our potato trenches, watered potatoes, radishes, spinach, and Read More »
April continues to be a busy month for us! On the 17th, Heather Ridge High School sent students out to work in our garden (and see our animals, of course!) That evening, a local respite program sent their students out for a similar experience. We are really enjoying sharing our garden with small groups this Read More »
We had a grand time at our Earth Day events! Thanks to everyone who joined us on a forest therapy walk and road clean up on Catoctin Hollow Road!