Welcome to the White House Farm Foundation!
The beautiful and historic White House Farm is available to host student groups – from young children to adults – who are interested in native plants, trees, water quality, history, agricultural practices, soil and other aspects of our local ecology. As a nonprofit organization with a mission to share information, educational group visits to the farm are free! Contact us today to schedule your visit.
We’re interested in various aspects of how to live more sustainably on the land and use our natural resources wisely. We desire to work with the community and our partners to answer some of the large questions now facing conservation and development.
- How do we live in balance with our environment?
- How can we enhance the landscape to feed wildlife and ourselves?
- Why is it important to conserve land?
- How can we support local economies?
- Do you work with a class, organization, community group or students? Would you like to visit the farm for an outdoor educational field trip? Do you have questions about our local water quality, invasive species, native species, pollinators, etc? We are glad to help.
Want to learn more about the history of the White House (c. 1760), and settlement in the Shenandoah Valley?
- Want to identify native plants, trees, and grasses and learn more about the Shenandoah River watershed?
- Curious about birds and pollinators?
- Why not book a tour with us to explore the White House Farm?
We are available to provide personalized tours for groups from 5 to 30 people. We offer either 1 hour, 2 hour or half day guided walks. We love sharing the special aspects of this historic farm and its ecology so contact us for information and tour prices.
We feature regular public naturalist events at the White House Farm Foundation. If you would like to be added to our email distribution list (you will only receive specific information pertaining to the White House Farm Foundation events and info), send us an email through our contact form.
March 31, 2018: Spring Ephemerals and Wild Edibles Walk
April 27, 2018: Tree Identification Walk
June 13, 2018: Nature Photography Workshop
July 6, 2018: Training for NABA Butterfly Count
July 20, 2018: North American Butterfly Count
August 11, 2018: Heirloom Houses/Heirloom Gardens
September 8, 2018: Virginia Outdoors Festival