Maryland Agricultural Resource Council Trail Blazer

Tour Maryland Agricultural Resource Council's Farm

Maryland Agricultural Resource Council Trail Blazer

Cockeysville, Maryland 21030, United States

Created By: Maryland Agricultural Resource Council

Tour Information

Tour Maryland Agricultural Resource Council's Farm and learn all about the history of the farm and modern uses. Visit some of the farm's animals and hike beautiful trails with views as far as downtown Towson.


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What You'll See on the Tour

1
Allee

Welcome to the first stop of the self-guided farm tour! The Allee provides a beautiful tree lined pathway for visitors to absorb nature in a relaxing and fulfilling manner. While beautiful year round, the Fall season provides visitors with ... Read more
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Old Tree Grove

The Old Tree Grove is a great spot to catch a glimpse of several old growth trees still located on the farm. Take a look at this area to see how truly massive and impressive these trees are.
3
Apiary

The apiary is home to many of the bees located on our farm. Beekeeping is a vital national interest. Worldwide, 87 of the leading 115 food crops depend on animals for pollination, accounting for 35 percent of global food production, accordi... Read more
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Horse Barn

The horse barn houses many of the horses located on our farm. Here, horses will be able to get something to eat and drink, as well as an opportunity to rest. If you do not see any horses here when you stop by, they may be out playing in the... Read more
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Corn Crib

Corn Crib Restoration Project The oldest remaining building at the Baltimore County Ag Center and Farm Park, a double-sided corn crib which dates back to the 1930’s, has been stabilized as part of an overall restoration initiative spearhe... Read more
6
Root Cellar

Root cellars were an integral component to agriculture, one that those who were born after the invention of the refrigerator know little about. Right now, if you did not know what you were looking at, the root cellar would seem to be nothin... Read more
7
Old House Location

Here you can see the location where the farm house once stood. The 150 acre property that you are standing on right now was almost turned into a housing development until funding from numerous government agencies was provided so that the fa... Read more
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Stallion Barn

The Stallion Barn is a place for horses to go to escape hot sun, rain, snow, or any other inclement weather that may be present when the horses are out in the field. It also acts as a spacewhere the horses can take refuge to feel safe out i... Read more
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Forest Restoration Project

The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council has worked extensively in order to restore several forested landcapes across the farm. In this corner of the property, you can see some of the real progress that has been made in this arena.  ...
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Crops (Back Field)

The Back Field is where many of the crops grown on the MARC farm are located. Crops that have been grown here include sorgum, corn, and soybeans. As MARC is a non-profit organization, selling these crops plays a predominant role in funding... Read more
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Cistern

This cistern is a relic from the origional farm here. It was designed to store rainwater so that the crops in the field could be irrigated during drier periods of time. While it is no longer used to the extent that it was, it is a significa... Read more
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Hiking/ Riding Trails

Hiking and horse riding are very popular activities around the MARC farm. As we are a public entity, everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the benefits the trails here have to offer. Open from sunrise to sunset every day, you are sure to ge... Read more
13
Master Gardener's Garden

Master Gardeners are county residents who receive extensive horticulture training and commit to be volunteer partners by helping the university educate residents to be better gardeners and improve their environmental stewardship (https://ex... Read more
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Pasture Project/ Sheep and Goats

MARC cares for several goats and sheep on its farm, and they are all located here. They friendly and fun creatures, so if you are interested we encourage you to stop by their corral and take a look at them. Be careful though, sometimes your... Read more
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Educational Apiary/ Pollinator Garden

It is estimated that pollinators are needed for the reproduction of as much as 90 per cent of flowering plants and one third of human food crops. An essential population of pollinators can improve the size and quality of fruit and increase ... Read more
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Demonstration Crops

The cornfield classroom and maze located here is a popular location for many programs offered on the farm, and Farmer Stan frequents this area in order to educate children of all ages about agriculture!
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Front Field Crops

Sunflowers, Green beans, Corn, and Pumpkins are the primary crops grown in the front field. In late summer/early fall, sunflowers are sold along Shawan Road, and visitors can stop by and cut off a sunflower for a $1 donation to the Maryland... Read more

 

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