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March 2015

American Chestnut Foundation – MD chapter gathering – open to the public!

March 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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Come learn about the science and history of this majestic tree and how you can get involved in restoring this piece of our Appalachian heritage 10:00-11:00  American Chestnut Explore & Discovery Tables; history and heritage, biodiversity and ecological value, restoration efforts and methods, basic identification and hands-on activities 10:30-12:00  Open meeting of the American Chestnut Foundation Maryland Chapter with speakers on phytophthera root rot and alternative breeding approaches.  In addition to our covering chapter business,  Nina Shishkoff from the USDA…

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Pollinators in Peril

March 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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Every third bite we eat is due to pollination, but honey bees, native bees and butterflies are disappearing. Changing landscapes, modern agriculture with its heavy reliance on pesticides, climate change and globalization all play a role in pollinator decline. Learn what steps we can take to ensure our food security and help pollinators thrive in today’s challenging environment.  Kirsten & Micheal Traynor present research and share experience as beekeepers in this lively program.   Donations accepted. Please register by sending…

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May 2015

Joan Maloof – May 27th at 7 pm – Author of ” Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old Growth Forests

May 27, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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Joan Maloof, founder of Old Growth Forest Network and author of the book - "Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests." is coming to Fox Haven on May 27th at 7:00 p.m. Joan Maloof has probably visited more US old-growth forests than anyone alive today. In this presentation she will discuss what remains of these never-logged forests and what makes them so special – including the latest scientific findings. She will also discuss the successful expansion of the…

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June 2015

Coyote Mindfulness Retreat – June 22nd – 26th

June 22, 2015 @ 8:00 am - June 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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The Coyote Mindfulness Retreat presented by Open Minds, Inc. and Holistic Life Foundation - June 22nd - 26th offers under served teenagers from Frederick and Baltimore, MD an outdoor residential experience at Fox Haven Farms ( Jefferson , MD). The program engages and teaches mindfulness techniques to create a deeper level of self care for themselves and their communities through meditation, yoga, the arts, permaculture, authentic leadership, outdoor skills, and nutrition. Morning and Afternoon Yoga and Meditation Service Project:  Making Little…

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April 2017

Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner!

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center, 3630 Poffenberger Rd.
Jefferson, MD 21755 United States
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$125

The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation (MAEF) & Mid-Atlantic Farm-Based Educators and Fox Haven have teamed up to bring you Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner! Environmental, Farm, Classroom, Home School, Recreation and Nature Center, Scout Group, State and National Park, and Volunteer educators will fill your toolboxes with brain-based techniques to inspire and motivate learners in a positive and supportive environment, and facilitate meaningful reflection and group dialogue. We will explore ways to design and sequence learning experiences to meet goals and…

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