The Evolution of Duke Farms Meadows

August 25

See Duke Farms through the eyes of its founder with a look to the present and our future environmental initiatives. Adventure to some of the most significant ecological locations on the property, including the Great Meadow (formerly known as the “Great Lawn”) and learn about how and why we maintain this valuable habitat.

Participants will leave with a better understanding of the Duke Farms mission and with inspiration to be their own “stewards of the land.”

Please dress for the weather and a 3+ mile hike on paved and unpaved trails. Bring a water bottle and wear insect repellent.

This class is part of our August series, Monarch & Meadow Month. See a full calendar of classes here

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Every visit to Duke Farms is a chance to learn something new. Our educational classes are intended for those who want to dive deeper into stewardship and cultivate a stronger connection with nature. We offer classes covering a variety of topics for both children and adults.


Duke Farms offers a number of special event opportunities throughout the year. From our seasonal, weekly farm market to our four annual festivals, there are many opportunities to experience stewardship, nature and agroecology at Duke Farms. Click the icons for more information. 

Making An Impact

The natural beauty, diversity of wildlife and breadth of ecological resources at Duke Farms makes it the perfect setting for environmental education, demonstration and research. We believe that everyone—from research professionals to school kids—can learn from our conservation efforts and help to build a more sustainable future.

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