Our self-guided field trips help students explore the JK Community Farm and make connections with nature.

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19 January 2021

Bee Hotel – Pollinator populations are changing

January 19, 2021 As many of you know, we have seven beautiful, colorful honeybee hives at the JK Community Farm. Our beekeeper, George with the Beekeepers Farm, LLC often uses the bees from our hives to help grow the honeybee population in Loudoun County. We started to think about what else we can be doing to support our local pollinators, as they do so much for the food that we [...]

5 January 2021

Farm Expansion – 2021 new year, new goals

January 5, 2021 In 2018, the JK Community Farm was founded. In our first year, we grew on 4 acres producing about 30,000 lbs of produce, and 20,000 lbs of protein (beef, pork, and venison). When we were first getting started, everything was a mystery…will volunteers show up? Will anyone care about our mission? Will our deer fencing work? Where are we going to start our seeds? Our first food pantry partner [...]

8 October 2020

What is Service Learning? Here’s everything you need to know.

October 8, 2020 If you’ve ever wondered, “What is service learning, and why should my student be doing it?” I understand—you have probably heard it’s beneficial, but maybe your school has yet to implement it. First, let me tell you this: we recognize that every student has different learning styles. Personally, I loved reading, being in class, and taking notes…it was peaceful. But in college, I had a professor who was a [...]

6 November 2019

How do we keep our soil healthy?

November 6, 2019 Members of our community continue to let us know how grateful they are that our 150 acre community farm is not a housing development…so are we! But more important to us is that the land is enrolled in a conservation program and we are taking care of our soil. We love the beautiful landscape of Loudoun County and are happy to be preventing land degradation in our county. Land [...]

24 October 2019

Doesn’t organic just mean dirty

October 24, 2019 This week we were asked the question, “doesn’t organic just mean dirty?” No! But what is organic? And why are we so passionate about organic and locally grown food? The fruits and vegetables we are consuming contain fewer nutrients than they ever have in the past due to farming techniques, and the amount of time it takes for our food to get from farm to table. Fresher food not [...]