2021: A Year in Review

Here’s what we’ve accomplished this year

  • Fox Haven has provided free programs and outreach to 834 people
  • Close to 2,000 people have been served through our educational programs and field trips 
  • 9 Interns have benefited from time on the land and in class with our team and partners; 4 interns moved into teaching at Fox Haven, with 7 planning to teach in 2022 
  • 68 volunteers devoted time, energy, and care in the gardens, orchard, and with events
  • 35% of our teachers came from BIPOC communities, with an increase coming in 2022
  • 17 groups and multiple individuals have received reparations through our BIPOC reparations program – black, indigenous,& people of color *This is a helpful article on reparations.
  • We provided 6 months of meaningful farm-based volunteer opportunities for members of the ARC of Washington County with intellectual and developmental disabilities where they learned farm skills to add to their budding job skills resumes.
  • 2,390 people have been refreshed and revitalized through their experiences gathering in the farmhouses, the dairy parlor, and walking the educational nature trails that we maintain at Fox Haven
  • 66 Herb CSA members from the DMV area, and multiple a la cart customers, created all sorts of teas, tinctures, and salves to improve their health and the health of others
  • 5 acres of orchard and herb crops were managed for plant and insect biodiversity and provided healthy food for thousands of pollinators, including 3 hives for honey bees
  • 5+ acres of pollinator and butterfly habitat were tended with great care
  • Fox Haven honeybee hives were added to Antietam National Historic Park and to Willow Oaks Farm and Cidery to improve the health of their historic orchards
  • 36.04 MWh were produced through our Big Red Barn’s solar panels
  • 316,037.81 pounds of carbon emissions were saved
  • 11 volunteer nest monitors collected data from our 70 bluebird boxes this season to send to the Cornell Ornithology labs
  • 168 bluebirds known to have fledged safely
  • 19 Fox Haven Members signed up for the first time in 2021!  You can tooby clicking here.
Loads of donors contribute to support our hard and heartfelt work offering:

  • Education programs on farm and off site
  • Reparations program
  • Conservation of the land work
  • Community work with the Climate Working Group for Agriculture, Frederick Farm to School, Fred.Co. Public Libraries, Farm Based Educator Network, local schools and colleges, and more!
YOU can join the good work with your DONATION!
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