Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center

Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center The Goshen Farm Preservation Society, Inc. was established in 2006 to safeguard and restore the historic Goshen Farm.
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The Goshen Farm Preservation Society, Inc. (GFPS) was established in 2006 to safeguard and restore the historic Goshen Farm and its surrounding property for residents of the Broadneck Peninsula and Anne Arundel County. Goshen farm is owned by the Anne Arundel County Board of Education (BoE). The Vision of the Goshen Farm Preservation Society is to restore Goshen Farm as an historical and educational center.

Mission: The mission of the Goshen Farm Preservation Society is to oversee and coordinate the restoration of the Goshen Farm and its continued development

04/07/2020

For those of you who are not on the GF email list:

Dear Goshen Members and Friends,

In the middle of the crisis that has consumed a lot of our attention, the Goshen Farm Preservation Society has received some fantastic news. On March 18, 2020, we received an email from Senator Ed Reilly notifying the Society that it had been awarded a $60,000 matching grant under the Maryland General Assembly Legislative Bond Initiative.

Under this initiative, Senators and Delegates are allowed to submit capital project requests on behalf of non-profit organizations within their districts. The Society reached out to Senator Reilly, a long-time and ardent supporter of the Society’s work, with a request to sponsor a bill on behalf of the Society. He agreed. We also needed a sponsor on the House of Delegates side of the Assembly so the Society reached out to Delegate Heather Bagnall, also a long-time supporter of Goshen Farm. Delegate Bagnall grew up in the Cape and went to Broadneck High School.

Thanks to their bi-partisan support and a lot of coaching and hand-holding, the Society navigated the two hearings before the county’s General Assembly Delegation and the Joint Committee on Appropriations. The Society cannot thank these two committed and effective public servants
enough.

Now comes the task of raising the matching funds so the Goshen Farm House can be stabilized and restored. The Society understands the financial and emotional stress all of its members and friends are facing. That is why we humbly ask for your help to invest in the future of the Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center. Please consider donating. If you are not able to, please share, like our page and help us spread the word!

Whatever we can donate will be matched by State funds. Our goal is to get the full $60K so we need to raise that much. Please help our efforts by clicking below.

We appreciate your help,
All of Us at Goshen

03/31/2020

Due to the Governor’s Executive Order, the Spring Open House, scheduled for April 25th has been cancelled. We hope everyone stays healthy and that we see you in the Fall.

03/26/2020

Anyone know Cathy Housewright? Her credit card was found at the farm. Please contact me. Thank you

You know what’s great for social distancing? Getting out in your new Kayak! The Annual Kayak Raffle is underway! Tickets...
03/15/2020
The Goshen Farm Preservation Society - Goshen Farm Preservation Society

You know what’s great for social distancing? Getting out in your new Kayak! The Annual Kayak Raffle is underway! Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased online! The prize includes two Emotion Spitfire Kayaks and paddles ($600 value) and all proceeds go to the maintenance of the historic farmhouse and 22 acres. The drawing will be held at one of our July concerts and you do not have to be present to win. See the concert line up on www.goshenfarm.org.

The Goshen Farm Preservation Society is dedicated to safeguarding and restoring the historic Goshen Farm in Anne Arundel County.

03/13/2020

The Maryland Day event planners are now cancelling all events. We are cancelling the Unveiling Ceremony that was scheduled for March 21st. We hope that life resumes as normal by April 25th for our Open House and hope to hold the unveiling at that time. Please stay well!

03/12/2020

Regarding our Unveiling Ceremony on March 21st

As of today, Maryland Day organizers are not canceling any events due to the Coronavirus, but they are closely watching the situation and will adjust our plans and recommendations based upon any new information provided by government officials.

Reasonable advice is that people who are sick should stay home and that everyone else should wash their hands thoroughly and frequently, avoid touching their faces without first washing their hands, and be mindful of what and whom can be touched in public situations.

Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center's cover photo
03/10/2020

Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center's cover photo

03/08/2020

Thank you to all that came out to hear the Jazz Perpetrators in support of Goshen Farm. We had a GREAT turn out! Thanks to our sponsors; Cape Ace, Graul’s, Connect Electric, Delmarva Financial, Mona Lacovey and a last minute contribution by Pizza Hut! We appreciate you!!

03/07/2020

Hope to see you all tomorrow at Java and Jazz......3-5 pm at the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse!

02/14/2020

March 21st at 3 pm Save the Date! Goshen Farm is getting a little love from the County.... Stay tuned for more information, or visit our website at www.goshenfarm.org.

02/12/2020

The Goshen Farm Board of Directors will be postponing the monthly meeting from 2/19/2020 to 2/26/2020.

The GFPS Board invites and encourages you to attend the Board of Education meeting on Feb.19th at 7 pm at 2644 Riva Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401. The Board of Education will be discussing budget amendments which may effect Goshen Farm.

01/13/2020

Goshen Farm Preservation Society Annual Membership Meeting this Wednesday, January 15 at 7:30 PM in the Cox Meeting Room in the CSCIA Clubhouse. All Members should have received a notice and an electronic ballot. If you cannot attend, and we hope you all can, please submit your ballot by 5:00 pm today. We have seven nominees for the Board of Directors, a by-laws change, and a budget to be voted on. To paraphrase the Washington Post, Organizations die in apathy.

The Official Band of Goshen Farm will be at a great venue tomorrow. Please come by is you can. The Perps have been a goo...
10/25/2019

The Official Band of Goshen Farm will be at a great venue tomorrow. Please come by is you can. The Perps have been a good friend of Goshen Farm for many years and their music is GREAT!

Perps Back for Final Weekend of Homestead Gardens Fall Festival

This coming Saturday, October 26, marks the second performance of the Jazz Perpetrators at this year's Homestead Gardens Fall Festival. The Festival was rained out last weekend, but we're all hoping the weather holds out for the event's final weekend so the Perps can swing-a-ding-ding one more time for all the 2- and 4-legged attendees. And by the way, 2019 marks the fourth year that the Perps have had the pleasure to perform at this popular event.

In addition to the band's featured outdoor performance (noon-4pm), the festival will also include lots of family activities such as hay rides, pony rides, carnival games, a corn maze and a pumpkin patch (plus a beer garden near the bandstand for the grownups). Visitors can also get up close and personal with our barnyard friends, including goats, alpacas, ducks and chickens.

The annual event is held next to the store's location at 743 West Central Avenue in Davidsonville, just south of Annapolis, so stop on by for your last chance to catch the Perps doing their thing in the great outdoors -- it's guaranteed to be a blast!

FALL OPEN HOUSE DRAWS 250 VISITORSThe weather was perfect, the exhibits were fascinating, the special pulled pork sold o...
09/19/2019

FALL OPEN HOUSE DRAWS 250 VISITORS
The weather was perfect, the exhibits were fascinating, the special pulled pork sold out quickly, and several other organizations participated in our Fall Open House providing important information about the environment and agriculture. Thanks to all of our friends and neighbors who came out and enjoyed Family Day at Goshen Farm.
Enjoy the pictures!

09/08/2019

Wildlife Pond Completed

Roy Benner, Goshen Farm Grounds Chair, had an idea back in 2015. Wouldn’t it be great if the little pond that sits to the south of the Goshen Farm House could be restored to how it was depicted in some old pictures? The pond where the Radoff’s dogs played and chased geese in the spring and fall.

Over the last four years Roy has made that idea a reality. During last several weeks, Roy put the finishing touches on the project. He fine graded all the disturbed soil surfaces in preparation for the final steps which included applying lime to the soil, fertilizing the soil, seeding the disturbed areas with a mixture of four different grasses, and applying straw and mulch all areas. This in itself was a huge job that Roy tackled single handedly. The completion date was August 31, 2019. On September 4, 2019 the AASCD came out and re-surveyed the pond for a final review of the project and the line drawings of the Roof Drainage and Pond Project.

AASCD final approval is pending as of September 8, 2019.

09/06/2019

More Professional Development Days for AACPS Teachers

On Monday and Tuesday August 26th and 27th, a total of more than 140 teachers came to Goshen Farm for Professional Development
Speakers and topics included Kelly Mackall, Anne Arundel County Recycling and Waste Reduction Division, spoke about the new recycling regulations and other services provided by the Division; Bryan Gomes, ClearShark H2O, the first initiative of ClearShark Charitable Foundation, gave a talk entitled "Oysters 101;" Bob Nestruck, GFPS Garden Chair, spoke to gardening tips and to attendees on a tour of the Sharing Garden; Deanna Hamilton, Broadneck High School (BHS) Student Government Association, spoke about the Intention Bracelet Project; Jennifer Sweeney/Melissa Quigley, BHS Health and Physical Education Department, spoke about Mindfulness Strategies; Michelle Weisgerber, BHS Signature Program Facilitator, provided an overview of the Green School Program at BHS; Dean Cowherd, retired USDA, NRSC, Assistant State Soil Scientist, gave a presentation on the importance of soil health; Terry Brandon, GFPS member and coordinator of Hoop House activities spoke about the use of the Hoop House and the importance of pollinators; Roy Benner, GFPS Grounds Chair provided information about the GFPS Apiary, some new projects at Goshen Farm, like the recently completed Wildlife Pond, and the history of Goshen Farm; and Dick Arnold, GFPS member provided information on the life cycle of Monarch butterflies and their importance as pollinators.
The teachers were divided into groups of 8 or 9 individuals and attended ten specific sessions of about 18 minutes each.

09/03/2019

The Fall Open House is only eleven days away. See details under events and mark your calendars

Labor Day Weekend Kick OffAbout 250 Goshen Farm friends and families decided to start their holiday weekend with a conce...
09/03/2019

Labor Day Weekend Kick Off
About 250 Goshen Farm friends and families decided to start their holiday weekend with a concert. Another record crowd came to "the Farm" to listen to two great bands - 24 Karat and Dirk and the Truth. The concert was also "Membership Appreciation Night" and there was lots of fun, family things to do besides the music. Members got free cookies, discounted pricing on the marvelous pizza, and the kids go LED helicopter toys and glow in the dark necklaces and bracelets. The kids were also treated to a bubble station producing huge bubbles using Mrs. B's special formula. Thank you all for making this summer's concert series a resounding success. See you next summer!

If you missed this magical musical group at the Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, this is your chance to catch their smooth...
08/28/2019

If you missed this magical musical group at the Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, this is your chance to catch their smooth jazz and swing sounds. They are kind enough to play our Java & Jazz/Tea & Tunes event without charge and play the wine tasting for a fee even Goshen Farm can afford. They deserve our support.

Labor Day Sunday with the Perps

Summer's almost over and to help celebrate the Labor Day Weekend, Maryland's hardest working combo, the Jazz Perpetrators, will make their monthly appearance at the Blackwall Hitch in Annapolis this Sunday, September 1, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The Jazz Perpetrators will provide the musical backdrop for this very popular Sunday brunch, their "high spirits, low volume" approach creating just the right ambiance for a relaxed dining experience. As with all previous performances at the Hitch, this will be an all-instrumental appearance.

Wrap up your summer with a treat for both your stomach and your ears as you enjoy an exceptional buffet while relaxing to the smooth sounds the Perps are known for -- it's a twofer you won't want to miss.

Blackwall Hitch is located in Eastport, near the Annapolis city dock and just over the Spa Creek bridge at 400 Sixth Street. For more information on the Blackwall Hitch, please see their website: http://www.theblackwallhitch.com/

(photo by John Ebersole)

Another professional development day at Goshen Farm for about 100 AACPS teachers!
08/28/2019

Another professional development day at Goshen Farm for about 100 AACPS teachers!

More pics from our time with Broadneck High School's teachers for their In-service, Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center is truly a magical place...

It's official:  Goshen Farm received its Certification of Appreciation for the creation and maintenance of Monarch Wayst...
08/23/2019

It's official: Goshen Farm received its Certification of Appreciation for the creation and maintenance of Monarch Waystation Number 25434. MonarchWatch.org issued the Certification to Goshen Farm in recognition of "…(providing) milkweeds, nectar plants, and shelter for Monarchs throughout their annual cycle of reproduction and migration."

Monarch Watch is an international group dedicated to the conservation and the continuation of Monarch migration in North America.

GOSHEN FARM RECEIVES BAY WISE CERTIFICATIONOn August 15, 2019, representatives of the University of Maryland Extension B...
08/21/2019
UME Bay-Wise Program | University of Maryland Extension

GOSHEN FARM RECEIVES BAY WISE CERTIFICATION

On August 15, 2019, representatives of the University of Maryland Extension Bay Wise Program visited Goshen Farm. The program is a homeowner education program conducted by Maryland Master Gardeners in several counties. Becky and Roy Benner and Larry Jennings met with three Master Gardeners, Lisa Crafton, Pat Mitchell, and Denise Elliott who work with the Bay Wise Program. They did a walkabout the Farm, asked tons of questions. In response they were given loads of information about Goshen Farm, the GFPS members' interests, and the goals of GFPS. Their questions were designed to measure Goshen Farm's stewardship to the land and to the Chesapeake Bay.
After three grueling hours, they designated Goshen Farm as an official Bay-Wise site. The Master Gardeners Bay-Wise Program uses a Yardstick as a tool for determining a landowner's/property's contribution to a cleaner local waterway, a healthier Chesapeake Bay, and a sustainable environment. The goal for each application is to reach 36-inches and be deemed a steward of the Bay because of using environmentally-sound approaches. Goshen Farm reached 71-inches, the most that two of the Master Gardeners have experienced!
For more information about the program visit: https://extension.umd.edu/baywise

THANK YOU ALL!This may be a little late, but a big thank-you to all of the 80+ Goshen Farm supporters who attended our a...
08/21/2019

THANK YOU ALL!

This may be a little late, but a big thank-you to all of the 80+ Goshen Farm supporters who attended our annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction. We know you had a great time, because you told us! Thanks to the very generous bidders at the Silent Auction. You helped Goshen Farm raised over $2,600 in auction revenue and admission donations raised another $1,600. Of course, none of it would have been possible without the incredible support of Bella’s Liquors, which provided all of the wine and food. The silent auction could not have taken place without the generous support of businesses and individuals who provided items for the auction. Finally, thanks to Color Fire marketing for their creativity and support in marketing the event FB is not designed for listing the many supporters. A full list will appear in the next issue of the Caper and will soon be posted on our web site.

08/15/2019

GOT SOME BARE WALLS THAT NEED EYE APPEAL?
The Goshen Farm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction has exactly what you need! Three beautiful framed pictures: "Sunset at Beach series”, "Butterflies Series," and "Wild birds-series" donated by Dick Arnold.

08/13/2019

GOT JEWELRY YOU INHERITED OR BOUGHT A LONG TIME AGO?

Maybe it should be insured based on its value. Come to the Goshen Farm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction and bid on the jewelry appraisals donated by Mercado and Associates. While you are there, pick up something nice for a special person in your life.

08/12/2019

GOT SOME QUALITY TIME PLANNED WITH THE KIDS OR GRANDKIDS?

Good! Come to the Goshen Farm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction and bid on Pizza Hut gift certificates and then take the kids to Franklin’s Toys to use your $30.00 Gift Certificate and pick up your Wild Republic stuffed Raccoon Plush Toy.

08/11/2019

FALL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

So you are going to need something to deal with all those leave we have on the Broadneck. Come to the Goshen Farm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction and bid on that Stihl gas-powered leaf blower donated by Richard’s Tree Care. When you are done with that yardwork you may needs some relief. That can be addressed by both the massage gift certificate donated by Healing Hands Massage Therapy and the two 1.75 liter bottles (white & red) of J. Lohr wine donated by Port Tack Liquors. If you really need relief or plan to throw a party, there will be a very impressive basket of wine, glasses, and bar tools donated by a local liquor store that chooses to remain anonymous.

08/10/2019

GOIN’ DOWN THE OCEAN?

So come to the Goshen Farm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction and get ready for that late summer trip by bidding on an oil change and tire rotation donated by Cape Auto and a Freedom Full Service Carwash donated by the Great American Carwash.

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https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.crewscarey/videos/10222035681904092/?d=n Java and Jazz. Free community event. Beer,wine and speciality coffee. Lite fare being served. Come support Goshen farm. Kayak raffle being sold and memberships.
Happy New Year 2020, Goshen Farm! You have seen many years come and go. We hope 2020 will be a great year for Goshen Farm Preservation Society!
a few pictures from todays open house
The Kayak raffle is in full swing! Get your tickets online or at our booth at the Strawberry Festival!
Our monarch caterpillar population has been eating like crazy and almost denuding the over 75 common milkweed plants in the new pollinator garden. Serious issues for the butterfly weed, asclepias tuberosa, that were just starting to do well also. On a positive note, the swamp milkweed (incarnata) where the first caterpillars hatched out, had many leafless stems that are now regenerating new growth well. I just transferred 20 monarch caterpillars from the garden beds onto common milkweed plants growing around the old silo base downhill so that they had plenty of leaves available for their ravenous appetites. Hopefully, the bare stems in the pollinator garden will be able to regenerate new leaves to grow and store energy for the coming winter and an even greater population of caterpillars next year. The open house is coming up on the 15th so plan to come by and take a look at this new Pollinator Garden and Monarch Waystation both for ideas to add to your beds or just enjoy the flowers and butterflies already coming for the nectar and host plants starting here. I'll be in the garden from 10am - 4pm during the open house. You will find it behind the farmhouse toward the elementary school in the distance. Admission is free.
Remind you of anything? :)
Hello, I'm interested in the tributaries of the Magothy River. Does Goshen Farm connect to the Magothy? thank you
What are the dates for the Summer Accoustic series?
Is there a contact person who is in charge of the bees at the farm?
I hope to see members of Goshen Farm Preservation Society at our Annual Membership Meeting on January 17 at 7:30 at the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse, 1223 River Bay Road. The GFPS Board will be looking forward to 2018 and what we hope to accomplish. Your input is important to us!
Hi, I've been working on an AP Environmental Science project where I'm researching honey bees in Maryland and I was wondering if someone who is knowledgeable could give some insight on some of the causes and effects of the decreasing bee population, some good resources I could research, and maybe a possible solution you think work.
Mr. Scarecrow