Wolfe’s Neck Farm Master Plan
The Drawing Board
The Wolfe’s Neck Farm Master Plan, a collaboration between Ann Kearsley Design and GO Logic, proposes an agriculture-based education and recreational campus located on a 626-acre saltwater farm on the shores of Casco Bay in Freeport. The master plan involves the creation of a campus at Wolfe’s Neck Farm to serve as a central destination for visitors. Construction and renovations will occur in phases, and the Little River Campus will be the focus of programming activity at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, providing expanded facilities and support infrastructure for the summer camp, the teen ag/CSA program, the small animal/ diversified livestock operation, and Recompence Shore Campground. In addition, the campus will house a new Education and Conference Center with classrooms, a commercial kitchen and dining facility, and the farm’s administrative offices.
The new Education and Conference Center building will be centrally located on the farm, and will reference its existing agrarian predecessor in size and appearance, rebuilt as a highly energy-efficient and flexible-use building. The prime location on the site is maximized by creating strong relationships with its surroundings: the main interior gathering space opens to the south with views; the main entry faces the flexible curbless street shared by cyclists, pedestrians, and cars to the west; and the kitchen faces the gardens and vegetable- processing area to the east. The new education building will house a large dining facility, commercial kitchen, and three large conference rooms on the first floor, a series of office spaces and a conference room on the second floor, and ample storage and support spaces throughout. Many different user groups will be able to occupy the building simultaneously, which will improve the utilization of the structure while resulting in a unique, dynamic atmosphere that encourages coincidental meetings and spontaneous interactions.