Explore the state of Delaware
School students and participants in seasonal programs learn about the farm cycle of life, the origin of food and natural fibers, the significance of living soil, and our dependence upon soil, water, plants and animals for survival. Close-up, hands-on experiences will be provided with the use of livestock including cows, chickens, pigs, sheep and others. Demonstration plots will emphasize organic and no-till farming practices while other lands will be left undisturbed and managed for the benefit of wildlife. Surrounding land features old-growth forest and Burrows Run, one of Delaware's cleanest waterways, runs through the tract. The Nature Society recently reclaimed another waterway from a cultivated field and was awarded Natural Resources Conservation Service aid to convert a low area from tilled land into a grassed-over swale (gully) that will filter sediment or contaminants as the field drains.