FARM & WILDERNESS HOSTS PLYMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Farm and Wilderness and the Plymouth Historical Society joined together for a Sunday afternoon of food, history and a tour of the F&W campus. Lunch, served “camp style,” was delicious! Much of the food was organic and came from the F&W  farm or local vendors, as

lunch at F&W

lunch at F&W

Kristi Webb, granddaughter of founders Ken and Susan Webb

Kristi Webb, granddaughter of founders Ken and Susan Webb

they do in the summer when feeding campers and staff.

learning about the animals

Kristi Webb, granddaughter of founders Ken and Susan Webb, presented a trip back in time elucidating the evolution of the camp. Camp programs focusing on Quaker values and life skills were described as well as camp scholarships and community service projects. A tour of the buildings and grounds followed. Expertly led by Pieter Bohen, participants viewed the gardens (inside and out), the animal barns, and a cabin built by campers last summer.

learning about the animals

learning about the animals

Pieter explaining composting

Pieter explaining composting

Pieter then explained F&W’s commitment to sustainability exemplified by their wood gasification boiler and planned wood harvesting from their forests.

The event was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Farm and Wilderness, where truly incredible things are going on! It is hoped that there will be more occasions to collaborate as neighbors and get better acquainted. Many thanks to Farm and Wilderness for welcoming the Historical Society and for its generous hospitality.

 

 

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