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Farewell to the Farmers

Farewell to the Farmers

June 14, 2017

By Charlie Colasurdo '18 For the past seven years, Wakeman Town Farm has been my second home. Since its inception, the town farm was viewed as an innovative way to turn a century-old property into an educational hub. At the very forefront of this were Mike and Carrie Aitkenhead, the farm’s young...

Green Day 2017

Green Day 2017

May 10, 2017

Video by Nicole Dienst '18

Aitkenhead steps down as director of Wakeman Town Farm

Aitkenhead steps down as director of Wakeman Town Farm

April 24, 2017

By Emma Rojas '18 On Tuesday, April 18, it was announced that science teacher Mike Aitkenhead and his wife Carrie Aikenhead will be stepping down as directors of the Wakeman Town Farm and Sustainability Center on June 30.   “It has been an amazing ride [but] I've spent far too much of my time raisi...

Westporters show support for Wakeman Town Farm

Westporters show support for Wakeman Town Farm

Kaila Finn, Web News Editor

February 10, 2015

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Westport Town Hall’s auditorium was filled with citizens, students, and many other Wakeman Town Farm supporters to encourage the Board of Finance to vote in favor of a $667,000 appropriation to the community farm. According to the farm’s website, the money will be used to “com...

Alpacas settle in at Wakeman Town Farm

Alpacas settle in at Wakeman Town Farm

Molly Liebergall, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014

On Nov. 8, the Aitkenhead family welcomed a new furry pair to Wakeman Town Farm.  LeMay and Autumn Joy are mother-daughter alpacas who are practically inseparable. “They’re like twins; when one moves, the other one moves, when one turns its head, the other one turns its head,” WTF (Wakeman Town Farm) steward and Staples science teacher Michael Aitkenhead said. One of the W...

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