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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.
A Welcome Visit from OceanView
Wolfe's Neck Center is settled just to the north of the OceanView living community, and made for a perfect destination as part of their scheduled trip programs. We welcomed a group of thirty or so on a beautiful, sunny summer morning at the farm.
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Regenerative Agriculture at Wolfe’s Neck Center and Beyond
What is regenerative agriculture? At its most basic, regenerative agriculture refers to an approach to farming and food production that is based on ecological principles and living systems.
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Meet Dairy Apprentice Haden
Farming might be touted as full of hard work, but apprentice Haden brings fun and antics into the field, too. With southern charm from his Virginia roots, not to mention an eye for snapping artistic photos of the grazing dairy herd, Haden's role in the Wolfe's Neck Center Organic Dairy Program is standout to say the least.
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Greenhouse Move with Educators (VIDEO)
It takes some serious teamwork to move our mobile high tunnel greenhouse. The farmers planned to move it over a new plot of crops on the same day that our Farm Camp educators started their staff training. We thought there would be no better way to get know know each other than by using this as a teambuilding exercise! 
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My Farming Journey: From Teen Ag to Oxen
Katie Josephs was a member of our Teen Ag crew in 2014, and her interest in farming only continued after a summer at Wolfe's Neck. Learn more about Katie and how she got started working with oxen and steers.
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Wolfe’s Neck Center Announces Second-Year Impact of 2017 Harvard Pilgrim Healthy Food Fund Grant
Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment increased amount of healthy, local produce distributed to low-income families by 57%; amount of produce sold increased 16%
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Why is There an Orchard Here?
Be on the lookout for our young orchards on your next visit to the farm. Over the past 3 years we have been diversifying our production by planting fruit trees. We have two orchards on our property: one by the Banter House on the corner of Burnett and Wolfes Neck Road, and the other along our vegetable field. We've committed to developing these spaces for a number of reasons that will benefit visitors, our farm, and the environment. 
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It’s All in the Timing…and the Seed
Earlier in the week, the farmers hemmed and hawed over the best time to do a frost seeding. Farms typically plan a frost seeding in late February or early March – when the ground thaws and freezes enough to open cracks in the soil – as a way to improve forage on pastures without tilling the soil. By broadcasting the seeds at this time, they'll naturally be incorporated into the soil through movement caused by the temperature fluctuations.  
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Farmers in Lawn Chairs: The Realities of Dairy Farming (video)
When Lauren and Kelly filled in for a dairy farmer who was at Navy training, they realized it wasn't all milk and cookies. Hear what they have to say about the realities of dairy farming...
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Research Director, Dorn Cox, Receives Bennett Award
Wolfe's Neck Center's Research Director, Dorn Cox, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Hugh Hammond Bennett Excellence in Conservation Award by the National Association of Conversation Districts’ (NACD) at their annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. 
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