2 presentations at 11:30 a.m. and 2p.m. Historical depiction of Native American life pre 1700's; home, food, family life and seasonal celebrations. Come join Old Pine Farm and the Nanticoke Lenape Nation for an afternoon of fun and learning. Refreshments available. Native American crafts and articles on display and for sale. Free and open to the public.
Rowan College at Gloucester County Parking lots E & D
Please join Linda McHugh at Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust for our
“Walk in the Wild” on Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m. for a spinning and weaving workshop. Learn how the colonials made their clothes from sheep’s wool, from cleaning, carting and spinning to make yarn for knitting and weaving. Linda will demonstrate carting to get the wool ready and spinning to make the yarn needed for knitting and weaving.
Linda learned how to knit from her grandmother as a child. In college she picked up crocheting. When her daughter wanted to learn how to use a
spinning wheel, she gladly went along to the workshop. She continued spinning along with learning how to clean the wool, wash it and cart it. Her other talents include needle felting, weaving, and natural dyes.
We will meet at the Willoughby House at the end of Pine Avenue, off Good Intent Road in Blackwood Terrace, or you can put "340 Pine Avenue, Deptford" into your favorite mapping service. Please check our Facebook
for changes and directions. Information and questions: Charles White, 856-
217-9138. Car pooling recommended. Free and open to all.
Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust is dedicated to the continued care of the woods, wetlands, and meadow it manages. We are continuing to acquire additional lots to connect the original Old Pine Farm acreage to a larger trail network running through the Blackwood Terrace area. We also strive to create a deciated green trail from the headwaters of Big Timber Creek to the Delaware River.
Currently, Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust is working toward the immediate goals of obtaining additional property to complete the greenway, as well as the purchase of Willoughby House.
Consisting of more than 45 acres of land, Old Pine Farm is one of the few remaining natural and protected areas along the highly developed tidal portion of Big Timber Creek. It offers a variety of terrain, including a meadow, woodlands, and wetlands, while being surrounded on three sides by many acres of fresh water in the Big Timber Creek.
The original Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust includes land contiguous to the Big Timber Creek and the Willoughby property, roughly 33 acres. In 2001, the trust purchased an additional 5.1 acres south of Good Intent Road along Bayer Avenue, creating an area called Greenway I. After this purchase, the trustees established a goal of developing a trail to connect Greenway I to the original 33 acres. This lead to the 2003 purchase of another 9.6 acres of land at the end of Second Avenue. This property, Greenway II, adjoins Greenway I. In 2006, an additional 3.3 acres of land between First Avenue and McNaughton Avenue was obtained, creating Greenway III.Acquiring these properties can take up to several years per property, since the process involves getting approval from the New Jersey Green Acres program, finding funds for payment, having the land appraised, and doing a title search.