Evergreen Learning Center. Our 600-square foot facility serves as the primary indoor class and meeting room for field trips, workshops, and meetings. It seats 40 people (conference-style seating) or 50 people in classroom (classroom seating), and offers projection facilities.
Outdoor Pavilion. Our 600-square foot rustic pavilion was built in 2015 with timber harvested and milled in our Heritage Sawmill. With hand-hewn picnic tables, it offers a beautiful outdoor space for workshops and events, and includes its own restroom facility.
Outdoor Learning Stations. We offer more than dozen outdoor learning stations and accompanying lessons that explore forest ecology, soil and water conservation, climate change, and alternative energy solutions. Station lessons align with the Maryland State Curriculum and Environmental Literacy Standards and contain classroom and schoolyard components accessible online via a Moodle website. (Select “Login as Guest”.)
Heritage Hoop House. Our 2,100-square foot high tunnel greenhouse demonstrates best practices in sustainable agriculture including rainwater collection for irrigation and solar energy generation for power. This structure supports programs to replace invasive species with native plants and trees, regenerate heritage tree/plant species, and establish pollinator and wildlife habitats.
Heritage Sawmill and Wood Shop. Our Sawmill helps us utilize and train others in sustainable forestry practices while working hand-in-hand with DNR to maintain forest health, biodiversity, and capacity for regeneration. We repurpose diseased trees from our surrounding forests for lumber to create buildings and learning stations.
Energy Learning Station. Our 200-square foot facility enables students to explore energy science and technology and to evaluate renewable and other energy-saving solutions, from understanding how buildings are insulated to powering electricity through kinetic activity.
Evergreen Pond. With its hand-crafted wooden dock, our large pond is the perfect resource for outdoor science activities and exploration including simple benthic analysis and water management discussions.
Under the Evergreens Nature Play Space. One of our newest additions, this space is especially designed for our youngest explorers. It features a an embankment slide, a table for play, an art wall, a balance log climber, and a child-size bird’s nest for imaginative outdoor play.
Passive Solar Greenhouse. The newest addition to our agriculture program, this unique building captures and stores the sun’s heat to create an off-the-grid space for year-round growing of plants, produce, and herbs.
Evergreen Cupboard Gift Shop. Located in the basement of the Evergreen Museum, the Evergreen Cupboard features hand-crafted products (some made from ingredients harvested from our farm), a Book Exchange, and native plants and herbs for sale. Proceeds benefit the Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation.
Evergreen Barn. With its hand-hewn chestnut beams and unique shape, this gorgeous barn dates back to the early 1780s. Evergreen is in the process of restoring this amazing piece of agricultural history so that it may be used for our field trip programs as well as public events. The barn is the only remaining 18th century barn in Western Maryland.
Arts & Ag(riculture) Studio. With a duel purpose, the studio in the basement of our Caretaker’s House is used as a greenhouse for during colder weather and as an arts space during warmer months.
Farmer’s Forest Garden. Currently being constructed, the five-acre farm will feature a variety of crops including nuts and seeds, mushrooms, vegetables, honey, medicinal plants, tying materials, basketry materials, poles and canes, fruits, wood products, and dye plants.