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EAL This Fall

After having canceled and postponed so many EAL sessions and other farm programming, we were delighted to host a few groups for Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) this fall. In October, we saw the directors and supervisors of Potomac Case Management

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EAL with SpiriTrust Lutheran

The lovely ladies of SpiriTrust Lutheran’s philanthropy department came out last Friday to join us for an equine assisted learning session. As these women work in several SpiriTrust locations coordinating volunteers and donors, they needed this time together to really

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Thurmont Middle School’s Peer Ambassadors

Just last week, Thurmont Middle School came up with all forty members of their Peer Ambassador Program. This program is designed to pick students who aspire to be leaders in their grade and in their school. The entirety of their

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August Farm Visitors

  The last month before school begins again, August was filled with summer campers, bicyclists, and teachers from many local organizations. Representing the Frederick YMCA, both the Outdoorsman and BASE Campers (all 202 of them!) made week-long homes in our

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Thank Yous! (vol II)

With so many humans visiting our farm, we often get such lovely ‘thank yous’ that we just can’t keep them to ourselves! Here’s a compilation of some recent letters of appreciation!   Our Head Start Picnic earned us a lot

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June Programs & EAL

With school days coming to an end, we saw a great many visitors to the farm. Early in the month, 10 boys from Washington D.C.’s Gonzaga High School came with work boots and gloves, ready to help remake an eroded

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A Visit from COIPP

This past Saturday, the lovely ladies of the Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (COIPP) arranged an outing to ThorpeWood. This volunteer-run non profit seeks to engage and support the youth of Frederick County who have a loved one in jail.

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A Visit from The Samaritan Women

This past weekend, The Samaritan Women (TSW) held their yearly three-day retreat at ThorpeWood. This group, based out of Baltimore, is a faith-based home for women who have been victims of domestic sex trafficking. In this program, the women learn

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EAL in April

  After the quiet lull of winter, spring weather brought many groups to the farm. Out of Baltimore, ‘So What Else’ arrived with students from the Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts for a leadership retreat. This organization creates

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Thank Yous! (vol. I)

In cleaning up the secret corners of the barn’s tack room this past week, we stumbled upon a treasure trove of thank you notes from years past. These heartfelt messages so touch us that we would love to share bits

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