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Explore the work we are doing, told through the stories of the people who make up the Wolfe's Neck community.
Meet Our Fruit & Vegetable Apprentices
Wolfe’s Neck Center’s Fruit & Vegetable Farmer Training Program is a unique apprenticeship program that covers all aspects of organic fruit & vegetable crop production with a focus on regenerative agriculture techniques.
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A Deeper Dig: Soil Health
Climate change threatens the health of our planet and jeopardizes our ability to grow food. At Wolfe’s Neck Center, we are committed to creating solutions to these problems to build a healthier planet for our future generations. A Deeper Dig aims to highlight terminology, practices, and ideas, both in our backyard and globally, through monthly … <a href="https://www.wolfesneck.org/blog/a-deeper-dig-soil-health/">Continued</a>
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Meet Our New Dairy Team Members
This spring, we welcomed two new faces to the Wolfe's Neck dairy team. Kate Sabino is part of the dairy apprentice program, while Ursula Murray-Bozeman joins us as an intern. Learn more about them...
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A Deeper Dig: Regenerative Agriculture
You have likely heard the term regenerative agriculture and while it may seem new like a new buzzword, regenerative farming practices have been around for thousands of years. In many ways, it is a return to the way farming used to be, and is focused on restoring soils that have been degraded by the industrial agricultural system. Its methods promote healthier ecosystems by rebuilding soil organic matter.
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Eat Local: A Spotlight on Our Restaurant Partners
During these chilly, gray days of winter, we love to daydream about the sunny days of summer, when fresh produce is harvested from the gardens and served at our Farm-to-Table dinners. These events have been a highlight of the season at Wolfe’s Neck Center since 2014, showcasing local food and the talents of our wonderful chef partners. We are hoping to offer some smaller-scale Farm-to-Table events in 2021 and are looking forward to when we can celebrate food and farming with our community in this unique and memorable way once again.
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A Harvest for Hunger
Wolfe's Neck Center is a long time partner in FCS's food pantry program, donating fresh produce from our fields each year. When the pandemic arrived, FCS quickly adapted and shifted its operations outside with clients receiving pre-packed bags of food. Through the partnership with Wolfe’s Neck Center, local families were still able to ‘shop’ for farm fresh produce.  We checked in with Christine Lyons, Events and Communications Director, to learn more about what this challenging season has been like for FCS
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Education of the past: The history of the Wolfe Neck Club
As Wolfe’s Neck Center provides learning experiences for local children with creative new approaches this fall, a little white building surrounded by our farm fields stands to remind us of a very different kind of education in the past.
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Farm Experiences Up for Bid
Join us for our first-ever online art auction to support Wolfe’s Neck Center. Browse the dynamic array of works created by over 40 talented local artists. In addition to artwork, bid on a range of farm experiences, dinners, studio tours, workshops and more! Some auction items are for exclusive farm experiences not available to the public. Read on to see what you could bid on while supporting Wolfe's Neck Center.
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CIG Plot Analysis (VIDEO)
Watch as our Research Coordinator and UMaine Cooperative Extension Professor go through a test plot of warm seasonal annuals planted in June. This study is to assess how warm season annuals could be integrated into a dairy grazing system in the Northeast. They discuss the different forages, why they're important in a dairy system, and how they can be used in Northeast climates.
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Farmers in Lawn Chairs: Ag Research Interns (VIDEO)
Tufts grad students Cora and Simone spent two months at Wolfe's Neck Center assisting with on-farm research projects, ranging from collecting soil samples, to inputting dairy operations data into an online record keeping platform, and more. They walked out to pasture one last time to reflect on all they learned during a summer spent contributing to the health of a regenerative farm system.
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