Tamarack Farm

Camper Council

On Friday, we had two Tamarack Farmers report to the Board of Trustees.  They were speaking for the Camper Council, which has two campers from each of the Farm & Wilderness Camps.  After they had done their presentation, one board … Continue reading

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Inspiring Work and Voice

I have so much pride in the teens at Tamarack Farm this summer as I reflect on this past week. Although there is much to be delighted with (our new arts building project is progressing at a great pace and … Continue reading

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Campers Dive Into Summer

  Time has a different meaning here at Tamarack Farm. We are paced by the day’s routines and the schedule bends and twists based on the work being done. We take the microscopic view, focusing on the present. Thus, you … Continue reading

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2016 Tamarack Farm Apprenticeships

While all Tamarack Farmers (TFers) are involved with the everyday chores of running our farm, cooking our meals, and building our construction projects and trails; there are several opportunities available for TFers to build mastery in one particular area. Each … Continue reading

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Affirmation

Within the flurry of preparing things for fair, something unique, radical, and truly beautiful happens during the last week at Tamarack Farm. Campers and staff affirm and appreciate each other. It’s almost (but not quite) too much sweetness to stomach. … Continue reading

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Flurry of Farm Fun

Last week was our Food/ Farm week culminating with a Farm Party, with most of the food coming from our farm. Throughout the week we focused on the distance our food travels, how much food waste we are producing as … Continue reading

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Why I Love Trips

This summer at TF, we made a pretty big change in our trips: every camper went on a hiking trip. In the past, we’ve offered a mix of trips ranging from farm service to canoeing and hiking. This summer we’ve … Continue reading

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Stepping UP

One of the goals of Tamarack Farm is to support and inspire young people to step up and take initiative and responsibility. We want each member of our community to find pride in work well done. Every summer we attract … Continue reading

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In Defense of Teens

As we get into the swing of living and working together here at Tamarack Farm, I’m so proud of the young people here and grateful to be among them. Often friends have asked me, “How can you work with teens? … Continue reading

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Tamarack Farm – Summer Has Begun!

This morning our farmers dove into their first work projects of the summer.  On Thursday and Friday mornings, we spent some time training and orienting campers on everything from waterfront safety rules, how to safely use power tools, to milking … Continue reading

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