Demonstration Gardens and Barnyard

Come to Wolfe’s Neck for a day on the farm!  Our Demonstration Gardens and barnyard are open to the public year-round and provide education as well as interaction with our animals.

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 summer campers 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.

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 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 serve 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.