Explore the work we are doing, told through the stories of the people who make up the Wolfe's Neck community.
Getting Growing: A Guide to Starting Seeds
This post was written by Dwight Hobbs, Wolfe’s Neck Center’s Fruit & Vegetable Manager. ~~~ We are deep in stick season here in Maine, and I am looking forward to warmer days when our vistas are full of lush green pastures and bountiful crops. This time of year, I am focused on starting seeds for…
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What is Bistro Beef?
Wolfe’s Neck Center has been a place of innovation for decades. As one of the first chemical-free beef operations in the country, Wolfe’s Neck Center’s farming operations continue to build on that legacy with new products, techniques, and education opportunities as we head into the nonprofit’s third decade in operation.  This year, we are introducing…
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An OpenTEAM Fellow’s Reflection on Connection
This post was written by Genna Fudin, an OpenTEAM Fellow. Learn more about our fellows program here. — I started working with Quivira’s Carbon Ranch Initiative in August 2022 sharing a joint fellowship appointment with another non-profit organization, Point Blue Conservation Science. The Quivira Coalition and Point Blue Conservation Science are amongst a diverse global…
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A Farmer’s Story: The Poetic Nature of Agriculture
This post was written by Ben Gotschall, our Dairy Manager. ~~ Recently a potential apprentice candidate contacted me about Wolfe’s Neck’s dairy farmer training program. A college student majoring in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing, she will graduate soon and is looking for something to do next.   “I was so excited to see…
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Healthier Farms, Healthier Planet
Bringing together people to discuss progress, innovation, and education is one of the many ways that Wolfe’s Neck Center seeks to make agriculture a solution to climate change. In 2022, we had the distinct honor of facilitating and hosting several educational opportunities for food system leaders and land stewards.   No Till Event  In July, we…
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A Warm Welcome to the Cool Weather
As the fall colors start to fade and the leaves fall, our campground hosts its last campers of the season, the Farm Café and Farm Store close their doors, and the animals come off the pastures. But that doesn’t mean it’s still not a great time to come visit! The shoulder seasons are some of…
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A Farmer’s Look Back on the Summer Season
Thomas Prohl, our Farm Operations and Systems Manager has taken a moment to reflect on what this summer has meant to our Fruit and Vegetable and Livestock Operations and Wolfe’s Neck Center as a whole. ~~ Another summer is slowly fading into fall here on the farm. Cold dew wets our boots each morning as…
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A Glimpse into the 2022 Art Auction
With the Farm to Easel Invitational Art Auction just around the corner, we are blown away by the diversity of talent in the Wolfe’s Neck Center community. There has been an outpouring of artists that have chosen to participate in this fundraising event to support our mission of transforming our relationship with farming and food…
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What’s Growing on with the Apprentices
We are thrilled to welcome the Fruit & Vegetable Apprentices to the blog this month! They have been with us since mid-May, tending to our organic, no-till production plots in West Bay and in the greenhouses. Our Fruit & Vegetable Apprentices come from all over the country, and learn the ins and outs of organic,…
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What’s Community Got To Do With It: Building Farmer Networks for Soil Health
Hello! My name is Alex Gulachenski, and I am Wolfe’s Neck Center’s Farm Networks Coordinator. I am a recent addition to the Wolfe’s Neck Center staff, and I am excited to tell you all about the important work we are doing with Farmer Networks! As an ecologist by training, I view agriculture from a systems and…
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