The Friends of Adams Farm is a group of area residents dedicated to the preservation of Adams Farm. The Adams Farm property includes approximately 365 acres of town-owned land, additional acreage held in adjacent land conservation trusts, and land owned by the New England Forestry Foundation and the Norfolk County Agricultural School, for a total of over 700 acres open to the public for low-impact recreation.
By maintaining the farm in its natural state, the Friends of Adams Farm hope to foster a greater appreciation of the outdoors among local residents and impress upon them the importance of protecting the open spaces we have left for future generations.
The Friends of Adams Farm Seed Library needs your help. Our biggest donor has dried up and so we are looking for seed donations. These could be from seed saving or packages of purchased seeds, whatever you have. Seeds can be dropped off in any of the drawers of the Seed Library located in the main lobby of the Walpole Library across from the circulation desk. We want to be a big success like in past years.
If you are unable to drop the seeds off, please email Seed Library Manager Susan Packenham so you can make arrangements for pick-up with her.
Details on how seeds will be made available to local gardeners this spring will be announced in March to ensure that they comply with current state and local COVID guidelines.
A new trail map of Adams Farm has been created with new trail markers highlighting several trails. In addition, new location numbers have been posted at trail intersections to help hikers identify their exact location while exploring the Farm, and to make it easier for police and fire personnel to locate people at the Farm in the event of an emergency. The Monarch Trail behind the barn (marked in yellow on the map) and the Lehto Trail on the opposite side of the entry road (marked in dotted red on the map) are great short hikes for those who don’t have much time or who are hiking with young children. Download the new trail map.
For a complete list of events at the Farm, click on “News and Events” at the top of this page and select “Adams Farm Events Calendar” from the drop-down menu. If you’re interested in holding an event at the Farm, click here for the Application for Use form.
Effective January 1, 2021, professional photographers wishing to use Adams Farm for client photo shoots must apply for a permit and pay a fee. Prices for the permits are as follows:
Annual January 1 – December 31 $100
6-month July 1 – December 31 $60
Click here for an Application for Use to apply for a permit.
The Friends of Adams Farm have put together a collection of note cards featuring our favorite scenes of Adams Farm. Buy a set for yourself or to give as a gift. Proceeds from the sale will be used to maintain and enhance the Farm. Click here for an order form for the Adams Farm note cards.