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New Faces

It has been a season of abundance on the farm, and with that has come with an abundance of team growth! We are so excited to introduce you to the newest members of the Blackwood team. Next time you’re out on the Land please be sure to say hello and give them a warm...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Farm to Table Experience – September 30, 2017

I’ve attended numerous activities at Blackwood Land. All of them have been impactful, and Blackwood has truly hit a culmination point on their most recent integrated — the Farm Dinner Experience. They kept me enraptured emotionally, physically and mentally throughout...

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Meet our summer interns!

The most intriguing and passionate people find a way of connecting with us here at Blackwood. We love getting to foster relationships with the ever-curious and create space for them to support our work at Blackwood. This summer, we’re delighted to have two interns to...

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The Land with Becca Verm: Part 2

You begin with dirt. Dry, cracked, neglected dirt. Or perhaps some overgrown jungle of a forgotten lot teeming with bounties of invasive grasses and weeds. Slowly peeling back layer after layer, you unearth a weary soil. But you take that limp and lifeless dirt and...

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Blackwood’s Children’s Garden

Blackwood Land has many locations perfect for an adult to work in, play in, and take in all of nature. But nature does not only need the love and respect of adults and neither, Blackwood figures, should they. This need for a space for children has led to the...

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Blackwood’s High Tunnels

For some time now, Blackwood has been investing many growing seasons into our structures lovingly referred to as The High Tunnels. The High Tunnels are the large, white, rounded structures you may have seen crisscrossing the land. The tunnels stretch an astounding 168...

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“Z” is for Zone (Buffer)

A buffer zone provides, well, a buffer. Once a field is eligible to produce a crop sold as organic, it has to follow organic regulations, which include no pesticides and chemicals. A farmer can follow the guidelines all day long, but if a neighboring farm does not...

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