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Recap: Family Farm Day 2019

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RECAP: Fall Family Farm Day 2019

Thanks to all who joined us during our seasonal Family Farm Day at Glen Leven Farm on Saturday, November 9. More than 100 community members came down to The Land Trust’s Glen Leven Farm to enjoy the fall colors and family-friendly activities on the 64-acre landscape.

Visitors hiked our 1.5-mile nature trail, took guided tours of the historic home, said hello to miniature donkeys Will and Dave, and enjoyed the fall colors of our arboretum. With tours led by our Resident Historian, Brickey Nuchols, guests learned about over 200 years of Glen Leven Farm history starting before the civil war and coming up through present day.

Girl on tractor, Family Farm Day

“It’s always great to share the history of this place,” said Nuchols. “This landscape tells a story and in so many ways represents the history of our city. We are grateful to be stewards of this special place.”

Children also enjoyed interactive learning experiences, where they took an up-close look at the Glen Leven trees. From learning about the life of a tree by studying the rings, to creating a work of art through leaf rubbings, the hands-on activities encouraged kids and parents to engage in the ecosystem around us.

“It’s always exciting when I get to see kids engage in exploring and playing in nature,” said Ellen Messerly, The Land Trust’s Education Coordinator. “It’s a beautiful thing when children can experience nature in all its wonder, and we do our best to educate the next generations through our programs here at Glen Leven Farm.”

The Land Trust for Tennessee hosts multiple family farm days throughout the year, so stay tuned for information on the next event.

Our work in conserving natural and historic landscapes important to the people of Tennessee would not be possible without community support. Thank you for joining us!