In this third week of August… August 21st: In our lodge, Middletown Middle School had a 90-person staff training, complete with guest speakers, full group activities, and department meetings. Meanwhile on the farm, Advanced Behavioral Health made wildflower and nontraditional bouquets from all sorts of nature items around the farm. We, of course, also made Read More »
In this second week of August… August 12: Our community liaison, Clare, organized a second Mushroom Walk and Talk with fungi expert John Beutler. The event filled up immediately and was a great success overall. We’ve been so delighted to share our farm with the public during our monthly community event series! August 14 and Read More »
On Monday the 17th, we once again invited volunteers from FCPS. We have one especially dedicated volunteer who has been coming all summer – we are grateful for their enthusiastic care of the farm. On Tuesday the 18th, the middle school aged Boys and Girls Club members came back for a second round of visits. Read More »
On Saturday, July 1st, we held our community Forest Therapy Walk in the bright early summer morning. We had a wonderful little group of ladies who came ready to engage with the forest and their senses. Their gentle presence at the farm was nourishing. We hope to do another community forest therapy walks again soon! Read More »
Join us for a road clean up of Catoctin Hollow Road this Saturday at 10 am! We will meet at our main horse barn and head out from there. Please bring water, gloves, and brightly colored clothing for road safety.
Let us know you’re coming by emailing Katie at [email protected].
See you soon!
This was the week of return visitors! We LOVE to have these kinds of long-term relationships with our program participants! On June 19th, we had a young member of our community out to volunteer in our garden and with our animals. This volunteer has come to ThorpeWood for another program previously, and was so smitten 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 »
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 »