Demonstration Barnyard and Gardens

While camping at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, take a stroll through our Demonstration Gardens and Barnyard. Both are open free to the public year-round and provide education as well as interaction with our animals. During the summer, our weekend Family Barnyard Programs provide a guided hands-on learning experience.

Barnyard

Our barnyard is home to many animals. Farm visitors range from those who keep their own farm animals to those who have never seen or touched a farm animal.

The Wolfe’s Neck Farm Education Department raises sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, turkeys and ducks. These animals provide direct, experiential learning opportunities for our field trips and summer campers.

After our children’s education season winds down, some of our animals are harvested for meat, while the others provide eggs or act as breeding stock.

Adults can also learn interesting facts about the animals from our signs, or from their campers as they pick them up from an educational day at our summer camp.

Demonstration Gardens

Wolfe’s Neck Farm maintains several Demonstration Gardens near the Little River Farmhouse. The majority of our gardens are cared for and tended by our wonderful volunteers.

The Kinder Garden is planted, cared for and harvested by children enrolled in our Summer Day Camp and students on field trips. Mr. McGregor’s Garden highlights plants appealing to rabbits, from herbs to berries. We have a movable greenhouse, built for us by Youth Building Alternatives through a grant from the Quimby Family Foundation. We also cultivate blueberry bushes and flower gardens.

Adults can learn about these gardens through our instructional signs. Children can explore with their senses, sniffing sweet smells and counting the colors.