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Forest Therapy at ThorpeWood

We ThorpeWoodians are delighted to add Forest Therapy to our programs! Forest Therapy is a mindful walk in nature led by a certified forest therapy guide. Through a sensory awakening meditation and guided forest invitations, participants are called to engage

Posted in Adult Programs, Forest Therapy, Nature Preserve

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

Posted in Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm

Chestnut Orchard Clean Up

On December 10th, the Maryland Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation (MDTACF) came out to ThorpeWood for an orchard clean-up. Ron Kuipers and Bruce Levine of MDTACF led us ThorpeWoodians in the mission to remove dead trees from the area.

Posted in Nature Preserve

Hiking with the Senior Recreation Council

On the 19th, we were delighted to host the Frederick County Senior Recreation Council for a hike. For three miles, we explored ThorpeWood’s endless and beautiful trails. In addition to the great efforts by our lovely property manager, Jeff, the

Posted in Adult Programs, Events, Nature Preserve

Make a Nature Journal!

When physical distancing is keeping you at home and away from other humans, consider making a nature journal. Since we were planning on making nature journals with some groups at the farm in the future, we wanted to get some

Posted in Activities for You, Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm

Fall 2019 Head Start

From October through December, ThorpeWood is host to all thirteen of Frederick County’s Head Start classes. Each class comes up to the farm four days in a row to experience our farm programs. After our preliminary visits to the classrooms

Posted in Head Start, Horses, Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm

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

Posted in EAL, Head Start, Horses, Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm

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

Posted in EAL, Horses, Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm

National Volunteer Month!

In honor of National Volunteer Month, we are spotlighting the wondrous creatures who have been volunteering at the farm lately. Each of these ladies have just recently started blessing us with their helpful hands and smiles.  First to come to

Posted in Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm, Volunteering

Camp Journey Visits

Though it can sometimes seem like we are quite alone on our mountain, Way Station’s respite program, Camp Journey, also calls her home. This program has overnight services for 11-17 year old children with emotional and behavioral issues. Through these

Posted in EAL, Horses, Nature Preserve, Stoney Lick Farm