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MAEOE Conference—2023

In early February, Katie and Clare (ThorpeWood’s program director and barn manager/community liaison, respectively) took to the road well before dawn and headed down to Ocean City for this year’s Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education conference. It was a jam-packed weekend of Environmental Inspiration. From morning to evening, the days were filled with Read More »

New Partnerships in the Works!

With our programs calendar joining the bears in hibernation, January can be a lonely time at ThorpeWood. This January, we were all over the farm and across town, busy with meetings and getting excited about new partnerships! On the farm front, we met with Lyndsee Hewston, our local feed store’s Purina equine specialist and nutritionist. Read More »

House Concert at the Lodge!

You’re invited to a ThorpeWood Community Event! We are planning a lot of fun community events throughout the year – and we are starting with a concert at our beautiful timber frame lodge! Come listen as Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide kicks off his tour at ThorpeWood on February 15th. See the flyer below for Read More »

‘So What Else’ Overnight – 2023

For the first time since April 2019, we welcomed back the wonderful organization So What Else! Here’s a bit about this wonderful non-profit: So What Else’s mission is to improve the lives of children and families living in underserved communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metro Area by providing food security, access to basic necessities, and high-quality Read More »

Woods in Your Backyard

The ThorpeWood team assembled this past Saturday at the Ole Mink Farm Recreation Resort to attend The Catoctin Land Trust’s Woods in Your Backyard program. The event is designed to unite local landowners in caring for our woodlands. The Catoctin Land Trust, The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forestry Service, and The Alliance for the Read More »

New Years Resolutions – 2023

Well the farm animals are all astir over the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023. They are a motivated bunch of critters – goal-driven, ambitious, unstoppable. Let’s take a look at what they have planned for the new year: Horses Mia – Keep my coat white and shining. Be a more benevolent queen Read More »

December at ThorpeWood’s Lodge

As anyone who has been to ThorpeWood in December knows, there is no place as beautifully decorated for the holidays as ThorpeWood’s lodge. Word has gotten around over the past two decades, it turns out. We had so many non-profits and school groups host gatherings in this lovely space during the month of December. First Read More »

2022 Holiday Open Houses

ThorpeWood was delighted to host three Holiday Open Houses at our lodge this year! Each night from 2-8pm, we surrounded ourselves with neighbors and friends of ThorpeWood. Our 17′ tall Christmas tree, topped by our taxidermied bard owl, dazzled attendees. Live music from local musicians united us in merry spirits. Mulled cider and homemade cookies Read More »

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