TransFARMation: A Look at the Future of Wolfe’s Neck Farm

Wolfe’s Neck Farm is transforming into a leading center for sustainable food and farming: training the next generation of organic farmers, educating people about sustainable agriculture, and inspiring everyone to take an active role in our food system.  New and repurposed infrastructure and a thoughtfully-designed landscape will provide a greatly-improved setting for experiential educational programs and authentic farm-based experiences.

1) Existing Little River Farmhouse: Summer
Camp hub & seasonal staff housing
2) Diversified Livestock Education Barn & farmyard
3) Demonstration area
4) Sugar maple grove
5) Woonerf: flexible, multi-use space
6) Summer Camp drop-off & pickup
7) Education Center / Admin Offices / Meeting Space
8) Outdoor seating & gathering space
9) Commercial teaching kitchen & outdoor classroom

10) Kitchen gardens & demonstration gardens
12) Bioswale: site drainage
12) Experiential education landscape & walkways
14) Boardwalk
15) Small animal pasture
16) Duck pond
17) Cow / farm road
18) Welcome Center / Campground Office /
Market / Café with outdoor seating
21) Kayak & bike rentals
22) Public restrooms & campground showers
23) Pavilion
24) RV dump station
25) Dairy milking parlor
26) Dairy barn
27) Covered manure storage
28) Heifer barn
29) Commodity shed
30) Machine shop / Recycling / Composting
31) Haze Hut Community Pavilion

In 2016-2017: Summer Camp Hub & Diversified Livestock Education Barn
The site of a former barn (demolished in 2008) will be reused as the site of a new Livestock Education Barn. The historic Little River House will be repurposed as a seasonal structure that will be the hub of our popular Summer Day Camp.



transfarmation-wolfes-neck-farm-education-center In 2018-2019: Education Center
A new Education Center will assume the general building form and location of the existing Pole Barn. The Center will have classrooms, a commercial teaching kitchen, flexible meeting spaces and house our administrative offices.



transfarmation-wolfes-neck-farm-kitchen-gardenIn 2016-2017: Kitchen / Demonstration Gardens
An expanded Children’s, Kitchen, and Demonstration Garden will provide enhanced opportunities for program participants and visitors to engage with fruit and vegetable production.




In 2017: Organic Dairy Facilities
A new barn will serve as the center for our residential farmer training program and will house a dairy herd of 60, plus replacement heifers. It will include the milking parlor, dairy barn, commodity storage and housing for the heifers.




In 2018: Welcome Center and Campground HQ
Primary entry and information point for all visitors and campers. The market will feature fresh produce, meat, and farm products. A café will offer a farm-fresh menu and will replace the existing Snack Shack.




In 2018-2019: Historic Barns and Farmsteads
The Mallet Barn and Pote House and Barn: These historic buildings will be renovated and restored, keeping their historical integrity intact for future generations.