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April ’23 Week 2: PCMS, HS Family Day & Homeschoolers

Spring Break is always fun at the farm – so many folks come to us when out of school! On April 10th, Potomac Case Management Service’s Youth Diversion Program made its way to the farm for some outdoor programming. This program is designed for youth who have gotten in trouble with the law and need Read More »

April ’23 Week 1: Green Schools Workshop, Girl Scouts & Hood Volunteers

On April 5th, Katie went to Frederick’s Earth and Space Lab to support a Green Schools Workshop. This event was designed to encourage and support FCPS schools in their journey toward becoming ‘Green Schools’ through the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education. ThorpeWood participated alongside other community partners who offer environmental services to schools, Read More »

March ’23 Week 4: Head Start, SWAG & MMS

Our third week of March was another fun one! On the 28th, we visited two Head Start classrooms – one at FCC and the other at Staley Park. We put a call out to all the Head Start teachers, asking who wanted a visit from us farm folk. We were delighted that Miss Tonya and Read More »

March ’23 Week 2: Tree ID, CASS Coordinators & EL Students

The advent of Spring is certainly bringing more life to the farm – many of our spring programs are starting up now! On the 12th, our community liaison, Clare, had Zach Carnegie from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Dakota Durcho from the Forestry Service out to lead a winter tree identification walk for Read More »

March ’23 Week 1: Nappanee Amish Visitors

This week, we welcomed eight young Amish men and two sets of older couples from Nappanee, Indiana. They will be staying with us for four full weeks as they volunteer their time and expertise at our local federal park – the Catoctin Mountain Park. This is the third year we have been honored to host Read More »

2022 Program Data

We are proud to report our 2022 program data! Each year, we love to round up our year-end data. Who came to us? How many hours did the spend with us? How many hours did they spend on the farm? How many total hours did we deliver programs? All of this helps to inform us Read More »

For more information, please contact Kaili van Waveren, Executive Director
301.271.2823 • [email protected]