1:00pm - 3:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mark this year’s celebration of spring with the annual Teter Wildflower Walk on Sunday, April 18. Wander the woods on your own anytime between 1pm and 3pm, with guided tours beginning at 1pm and 2pm.
Come and see the Asarum canadense and the Claytonia virginica in the native habitat that Teter Farm & Retreat is so fortunate to boast. See other flowers as well. Last year someone spotted a Jack-in-the-Pulpit and a Mertensia, and there are lots of trilliums and trout lilies too.
Teter Retreat & Farm is located at 10980 East 221st Street, Noblesville and the event is free and open to the public.
In the event of lightning or downpours, the event will be held on Sunday, April 25.
If you have volunteered in the past or are interested in getting involved, mark your calendar for this year's Volunteer Appreciation & Information Event on Thursday, April 22, 11:30am or 6:30pm (choose the time that's best for you), under the picnic shelter.
Note: Covid policies do not allow us to offer our traditional pitch-in meal but feel free to bring a sack lunch or dinner!
It will be a chance to meet one another, hear the latest farm developments, and begin coordinating times when teams will want to work together.
Review of 2020 Successes & 2021 Plans
Exciting Dates & events in 2021
Introduction of Team Leaders
Questions, feedback, & answer period
Free time to talk to Team Leaders
Farm Tour for interested volunteers
April 30 is Teter Arbor Day. The date corresponds with National Arbor Day and we will be planting over a hundred trees which will serve as our windbreak along 221st Street. We will need a lot of hands-on-deck.
10:00am - 2:00pm
This year's Plant Sale Fundraiser will be held outside at the farm, in person, with masks required and COVID safety protocols in place.
Choose from a variety of vegetable plants, herbs, flowers, hanging baskets, and mixed planters that we grow right here on the farm ... tomatoes, geraniums, thyme, peppers, squash, zucchini, begonias, zinnias, marigolds, basil, dahlias, petunias, sage and much more!
If COVID safety concerns are keeping you away from public spaces, contact us prior to the sale and we'll work to accommodate your needs.
Credit cards, checks and cash will be accepted. All proceeds benefit Teter Farm’s mission to bring high-quality organic produce to local food pantries and food banks.
Don't miss Nature Play Date at Teter Retreat & Farm on Saturday, June 8 ... time TBA!
Nature Play Date is a movement organized by Indiana Children and Nature Network (ICAN) to encourage children to spend more time outdoors for their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
The issue ... children don't spend much time outside. Over the past 20-30 years, children's lifestyles have changed significantly. Children used to go out to play in the neighborhood, the back field or the nearby woods. By playing outdoors, children gained physical strength, social skills, and cognitive skills, while having a great time.
Today’s children spend less time outdoors than ever before. Demanding schedules, use of electronics, fear of strangers are among the reasons that children don’t play outside. Many children now spend their free time with a screen - in front of the television, computer or playing electronic games.
The average American child spends more than 50 hours/week using electronic media – that is more than 7 hours per day!
The Good News-- there are simple solutions!
Spending time outdoors has all sorts of benefits to our children.
Helping children find their way back to nature allows them to experience the benefits nature provides to their mental, emotional and spiritual development. Nature is restorative, affording children the freedom to create, imagine, share and enjoy each other and the natural world.
Research shows that when kids spend time outdoors they are:
Children & Nature Worldwide: An Exploration of Children’s Experiences of the Outdoors and Nature with Associated Risks and Benefits, 2012 www.childrenandnature.org/documents/C118/.
Nature is all around us! Let's get kids outside!