Red Gate Farm Birdsnest Classroom
The Red Gate Farm is a non- profit educational farm that brings the community together at a fantastic setting in Buckland, Mass. The farm manager, Ben, needed an outdoor classroom so that on beautiful days the kids could be outside. The project was designed, funded and built by Joe Landry of Montague, MA. The outdoor classroom seats 15 and looks like a bird’s nest. It’s 14 feet in diameter with a passageway, floor and seating. Ben, with the help of farm hands, cut and bundled the saplings that were used to weave the nest. Jen Bennet of Leverett, MA guided the weaving and put together a program where Big Bird made an appearance. Despite the rain and cold the weaving day was very enjoyable.