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Guardians of Gale Woods

By: Tim Reese

February 09, 2021

Meet the furry guardians of Gale Woods Farm who protect the sheep and learn what makes llamas and Great Pyrenees dogs good shepherds.

Life on the Farm: Raising Livestock at Gale Woods

By: Tim Reese

October 05, 2020

At Gale Woods Farm, visitors can gain an understanding of agriculture, food production and land stewardship. Explore what it means to raise livestock, what their jobs entail on the farm and the important roles they play in a diversified food production system.

The most exciting time of the year at Gale Woods is upon us – spring babies! Learn what it takes to birth sheep, pigs, and chickens on the farm and how this special season can be very demanding on a farmer's time and attention. 

Get Ready to Garden! — A Guide for Beginners

By: Melissa Hochstetler

March 09, 2020

Have you always wanted a garden but didn't know where to start? Learn gardening basics from staff at Gale Woods Farm and feel confident in planting your own produce this season!

Gale Woods Farm is a unique part of Three Rivers Park District. Learn how the farm came to be and how farming and environmental stewardship go hand-in-hand.

Sheep and Fiber at Gale Woods

By: Tim Reese

February 25, 2019

Wool is a versatile fiber that has been woven into human history for thousands of years. Learn more about the breed of sheep at Gale Woods Farm and dive into the process of making fleece into yarn.

Winter Animals at Gale Woods Farm

By: Jane Carlson

December 10, 2018

Winter is here, and while most of the critters are well-suited for the cold, some didn’t make it past Thanksgiving. Learn how the farm animals fare in colder months.

Pumpkins: More Than a Spiced Latte

By: Tim Reese

October 01, 2018

From pumpkin pie to pumpkin carving to giant pumpkin contests to the (infamous?) pumpkin spice latte and even pumpkin-flavored wheat ale, pumpkins are a favorite fall crop with a rich history.

Why September Is Sweeter at the Farm Market

By: Tim Reese

September 04, 2018

Early fall is peak harvest time in Minnesota. Learn why some vegetables taste sweeter later in the season, how to store them during winter, and when to stop by Gale Woods Farm in Three Rivers to stock up on the season's bounty. 


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