In 2004, Sudbury Valley Trustees moved into Wolbach Farm in Sudbury, a property left to SVT by John Wolbach, long time Sudbury resident and SVT member. Valued at over $7 million, the 54-acre property is priceless as a prominent element of greenspace along the Sudbury River defining the entrance to the historic village of Sudbury, and for the wildlife habitat contained on the property.
Though the core work of SVT remains land and habitat protection, Wolbach Farm has presented us with new opportunities and challenges as owners of buildings as well as land. Given our location, we can now welcome visitors to hike the property on our interpretive trail, join us for SVT-sponsored talks and activities, and hold meetings and parties in both the Barn and farmhouse.
This page highlights some of the many things happening here at Wolbach Farm. Follow the links below to learn more about all that we’ve got going on at Wolbach Farm!
- To get directions to Wolbach Farm, and a copy of the map, click here.
- The Nature Nook offers families a fun and interactive way to learn more about our natural surroundings. Seasonal displays, activities, crafts and children's books highlight the plants and wildlife of Wolbach Farm and other local conservation areas. Stop in for a visit next time you come for a picnic or to walk the nature trail.
- Owning three buildings and a whole lot of landscaped grounds requires many hands! We’re always in need of more volunteers, see what’s needed now!
- As a way to support the maintenance and upkeep of the property, our conference room is available for rent for corporate meetings, retreats or other functions.
- In the summer of 2005, we launched an Ecological Landscaping Demonstration Project . A summary of the project and current work can be found here.
- We have some pretty great non-human neighbors and plants here at Wolbach Farm. We keep track of nature sightings on our kiosk located at our entrance and post a number of photos on the nature sightings webpage.