Tillin’ Time

At Old Trail Farm, our main garden is a no-till zone, but there is a time and a place for tilling – especially when it means we get to use our BCS walk-behind tractor! We cut our teeth on this piece of equipment a few weeks ago breaking ground to add 20 new...

Nature Encounters at Old Trail Farm: Ticks!

Compiled from a collaborative effort of Old Trail Farm staff and interns. Old Trail Farm is a great place to experience the diverse nature of this part of the region.  There are dense habitats surrounding the farm which provide the necessary resources for plant,...

Tips for Teaching Kids about Farm Fresh Foods

As adults, we are conscious of the importance of choosing fresh, nutritious foods. But kids today are frequently bombarded with ads for foods loaded with sugar, chemicals, and unhealthy fats. However, when children understand where food comes from, they can develop...

Tips for Getting Your Garden Started This Season

Gardening is one of the most rewarding outdoor activities imaginable. Whether you want to plant vegetables and herbs to eat in the summer, or you’re more interested in a colorful and fragrant flowerbed, you won’t be disappointed in the journey. Gardening is a...

Making the Heart Healthy with Farmed Food and Outdoor Activities

Photo by Ryan Grzybowski There are countless benefits to growing your own food. First, there’s the general satisfaction of knowing you can feed yourself and your family from something you grew. Farming your own food is also beneficial for the environment and a...

Cold Weather + Farm Animals

When Winter arrives and temperatures drop below freezing, many people are concerned about the welfare of farm animals during this extreme cold. Please be assured, in most cases, farmers are great stewards of their animals and they are in good hands. There are always...

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