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Fundraising Kickoff
Fundraising Kickoff

We’re finally ready to launch our fundraising campaign for the Willow Brook Farm & Art Center Beginning Farmer Fellowship! We’re excited to introduce our first fellowship recipients, Austin and Taylor, who started at the farm this spring.  They’re off and running and we are so pleased to have them here. Your donation is an investment […]

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Introducing our goats
Introducing our goats

  Hey Everybody! We wanted to share what has been on our minds lately. We have been experimenting with different ways to improve and expand our new budding dairy goat business. We have learned so much in these past few months it’s hard to explain it all in words, but all in all, we are […]

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Water Management With The Gardens
Water Management With The Gardens

My fourth year ever as a gardener brought the driest May, the hottest June, an even hotter and drier July, and only a teasingly rainy August. What can I say? There are unknown cards in every hand, but one has to make the most of it. The learning opportunities and chances to improve are as […]

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Escape the F.A.S.T. Lane — presentation
Escape the F.A.S.T. Lane — presentation

Escape the F.A.S.T. Lane How to Live Life Less Frustrated, Anxious, Stressed, and Tired! Join us at Willow Brook Farm & Art Center on Thursday, September 22nd at 7 PM for a presentation by our farm friend Michael Robinson.  We’re usually talking about ecosystem sustainability here, but Mike introduces some concepts around personal and social sustainability. This fun presentation […]

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Harvesting!
Harvesting!

This morning was the first morning that we could see our breath as the summer coming to an end. We thought about autumn and the approaching fall season. The autumnal equinox is toward the end of the month, but we are already harvesting a wide variety of crops to be stored for this winter’s food […]

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September
September

Wow, the second week of September is already upon us. Surprisingly, a lot of maple and oak trees are beginning to shift from green leaves into yellows, oranges, reds, and some have even already dropped. The drought this year has the majority of trees stressed. Strategically, we heavily mulched our young fruit trees in early […]

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Sad news about a goat
Sad news about a goat

This week we had a bit of a tragedy transpire here at the farm. Our beautiful goat, Caroline, contracted a disease found in wild deer that basically eats her spinal cord until she becomes paralyzed. We hadn’t seen any symptoms and to find out later, there really aren’t any symptoms to be seen… until, she […]

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Harvest Moon
Harvest Moon

Since the harvest moon has just passed we have been in preparation mode for the winter! Preparing our garden beds for the snow cover, curing food for the root cellar, harvesting fodder for our goats winter food supply, and breaking new ground to make beds ahead for spring. The recent cold weather has kicked us […]

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An Introduction to Permaculture  by Amy Antonucci  I came to permaculture like many people do – through farming and gardening. Neither my family background nor schooling was in agriculture, but after becoming involved in social justice and environmental activism in college, I wanted to do work that felt useful and productive and positive.  I had a […]

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