OPF Walk in the Wild December 2017 Join Charles White at Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust for our “Walk in the Wild” on Sunday, December 17th, at 2 pm. He will be demonstrating cooking over an open fire with cast iron pots as well as “potless” cooking. Sample the joy of simple cooking. Recipes will be available. Charles White often describes himself as an “old boy scout”. Charlie’s love of the outdoors started early in the woods of Quebec, and along Lake Ontario. Since then, Charlie has camped, hiked, canoed and kayaked throughout the Northeast, Southeast and Southwest, mostly as a solo hiker. He has also organized and led many groups as they ventured into the outdoors. 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 website www.oldpinefarm.org or our Facebook page 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.
OPF Walk in the Wild Jan 2018
Join Elizabeth Kligge at Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust for our “Walk in the Wild” on Sunday, January 21st at 2 pm for a fireside chat and workshop in the
For thousands of years baskets have served as useful containers,
custom-made for the task at hand. There are still many uses for baskets in the home and on the homestead. In our basket weaving talk and workshop, you will learn about three different types of baskets: coiled, ribbed and rectangular spoke-and-weave baskets. You will learn the foundational skills from which you can go on to make a number of different types of baskets from a variety of materials.
Elizabeth Kligge grew up gardening and exploring the local wild places near Reading, Pennsylvania. She learned her first wild plants from her parents, near the creek that runs through their land and eventually went on to study primitive survival and teach her
own workshops across the United States. She is an avid naturalist with a particular interest in tracking, hunter-gatherer, and homesteading skills. She is also a certified permaculture designer.
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
Charles White, 856-217-9138.
Car pooling recommended.
Free and open to all.
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.