Mobile Chicken Coop

Eighty-seven happy hens now reside in our recently renovated mobile chicken coop, located on the northwest corner of Blackwood (otherwise known as the Coastal Prairie). They are free to roam throughout the day and spend cozy evenings safe inside their new home. The...

Why Choose Nature Camp?

Blackwood Nature Camp is a week-long, overnight boys and girls camp for ages 8-14. The purpose of Nature Camp is to provide children with the opportunity step away from their screens and busy lives, and spend time outdoors, making friends, and learning about...

The Why Behind Wilderness Medicine Training (WAFA Pt. 1)

Since 2015, Blackwood has sponsored one or more Wilderness Medicine courses each summer. This year, June 2 – 5, 2018, we will again be hosting Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) with our outstanding instructor Tim Graham. Here’s why we think these courses are vital...

Spring farm stories

In the late spring we had some new tools from Johnny’s Select Seeds and I thought I sensed a yearning from Molly to get out there and use them. She very methodically stretched some string from one end of the row in the other in the tunnel so she would have...

Wood Violet Birch Syrup

By Hans Hansen It’s a bit early to tap birch or harvest violets but that time is not far away. I had an idea of combining the hues and flavors of birch and violets in a syrup, that I have not tried but don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work. This...