FREEPORT  — Kennebec Savings Bank has made a gift of $25,000 to Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment to support enhancements to facilities on their 626-acres of preserved coastal land. 

These investments will enhance Wolfe’s Neck Center’s ability to provide campers, farmers, researchers, and visitors the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning about regenerative agriculture, the bank stated in a press release. 

“Wolfe’s Neck Center is an incredibly important organization in the greater Freeport area, providing the public with the rare opportunity to become fully immersed in the world of sustainable farming and the important role it plays in our communities,” said Andrew Silsby, bank president and CEO, in a statement. “We’re pleased to be able to support their efforts.” 

Wolfe’s Neck Center in Freeport  serves as a hub for farmers, researchers, educators and the public focusing on healthy food, regenerative agriculture, and farm-based education.  It oversees and operates an educational resource center, oceanfront campground, wooded trails and several historic buildings.  Through regenerative farming, soil health research, and visitor interactions, Wolfe’s Neck Center is used as a public resource with the goal of promoting health and wellness. 

Over the next several years, improvements and upgrades will be made to their Farm Discovery Gardens, Organic Dairy Facility, Visitor Center, and Smith Center for Education and Research. Other recent projects include the opening of their Wishcamper Livestock Education Barn, Little River Farmstead , and Historic Pote Farmstead. 

“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this generous support from Kennebec Savings Bank.  This support comes at a critically important time as we are in the midst of a major reinvestment in our programs and facilities to better serve our visitors, program participants, and the farm sector throughout Maine and beyond,” said David Herring, Wolfe’s Neck Center’s executive director.  “This support is a strong indication of the Bank’s commitment to the communities where they are located.” 

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