Well, we got Foxy Loxy, Turkey Lurkey, sometimes Ducky Lucky and we definitely have Henny and our daughter Penny so we had to be Henny Penny farm! Our farm is a teaching homestead that has been created at the lovingly restored Nehemiah Keeler Tavern and Barn, built in 1725 in Ridgefield, CT. Over the last seven years Whitney has worked to create a farm that aims to nurture the soil and wildlife habitats as much as to sustain vegetable and flower gardens and the animals that work there. Chickens, turkeys, goats and sheep work on the two acres to maintain the land, remove invasive plant species, help balance insect and rodent populations and provide an organic source of fertilizer while simultaneously providing eggs, wool and meat.
Whitney spent many years running a successful landscape design business but over the years has transitioned from an appreciation of pure, traditional horticulture to a more permaculture-based approach to gardening which marries nicely with farming of course!
The farm offers workshops and tours catering to people with a wide range of interests from the casual visitor to the first-time livestock owner. The workshops provide practical, thorough information on topics including growing your own cut flowers, starting a vegetable garden, raising chickens, growing and cooking with mushrooms, willow weaving and dyeing yarn with botanical extracts. Whitney has drawn upon the principles of permaculture, organic gardening and biodynamic farming in everything done and taught at Henny Penny Farm
For more information:
Contact Whitney Freeman
673 Ridgebury Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877