Spending time in the outdoors has been linked to better performance in the classroom, encouraging a stronger connection to nature that can last a lifetime!

​- Earth Keepers


Farm and Nature Preserve

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"When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

Aldo Leopold, 1949


   We are excited to announce the new listings of events for Minglewood Farm & Nature Preserve. Please check out our Nature Day Camp page to sign your children up for fun learning experiences at the preserve.  We will be waking up your child's senses, teaching them how to keep a nature journal and our young teenagers will learn to take awesome nature photos with their cell phones! In celebration of Mother's Day we have also added a wonderful opportunity for kids to spend the day at Minglewood with their moms. This will be a fun-filled day exploring the farm and forest. We will celebrate together with lunch and then go to the greenhouse to plant something up for everyone to take home! Check back regularly, as we will continue to post more day camps for the summer and fall seasons.   

     Checkout  our Calendar for Open Houses, Plant Sales, Family Hikes and Sunday Suppers. We are fine tuning our Sunday Suppers through the fall and looking  forward to some interesting menus from our communities best chefs.  

     This is going to be a very exciting year for Minglewood Farm & Nature Preserve!  We will continue  our growth here at the Preserve and work toward becoming a premier outdoor learning center in the foothills of North Carolina.  


   Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve is an outdoor learning center in Westfield, North Carolina, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our mission is to be a resource for outdoor learning, to educate students and the surrounding communities about sustainable food production and  proper environmental stewardship.  We are an outdoor learning center for children and adults of all ages. The preserve offers a place to reconnect with nature, while also experiencing  the great biodiversity of our region in the native forest and meadows.  

   Action is needed at this crucial  time to help bring awareness  to our rapidly disappearing North Carolina farmlands, forests and threatened native species.  We are happy to operate the preserve at such a critical  time and to have the opportunity to share Minglewood with the local school systems and surrounding communities.

​    We are available to make presentations to groups to share our story and history, to describe the mission and  programs that Minglewood Farm & Nature Preserve is offering. You can reach us through our contact page here on the website.

    We invite you to visit Minglewood, to   walk our fields and trails and learn from all that nature has to offer. Call or email us to make plans for your visit! 

      Please become a member today. Your membership helps us continue  our mission  to provide  a resource for learning in the natural world. You will  receive discounts on Day Camps and may  earn seats to our Sunday Suppers and more when you become a member.  We cannot do this without your help. Please join Minglewood Farm & Nature Preserve today.