Our beloved son Tim passed away in July. A graduate of Staples High School, Tim had a great love for both nature and horticulture. During his high school years, he spent time after school and on weekends working at Daybreak Nursery.
Tim went on to develop a keen interest in food and worked in the restaurant business. He was drawn to the sustainable food movement, and would have been excited to learn that the kitchen classroom will be build Wakeman Town Farm this year.
The Farm will offer new programs in sustainable agriculture and food preparation for children and adults. Donations to the Farm and the Kitchen Classroom are welcome in Tim's memory. By the way, we are proud to report that the new kitchen will be called "Tim's Kitchen"!
— Liz Milwe & Peter Wormser
Recent construction has turned a former chicken-plucking room into the farm’s main indoor facility and gathering site. By replacing the existing makeshift “classroom,” we have created a functional, year-round kitchen classroom and an ADA-approved bathroom so that people of all abilities can comfortably utlilize this space. In Tim's Kitchen, the campers are now cooking the beautiful vegetables from the Farm's organic gardens and living the motto: “Grow Your Food, Know Your Food.” In addition to adding cooking classes for young and old, the Farm team is inviting guest chefs and artisans to host workshops on everything from gardening to composting to canning to seed sowing.
We are also now hosting an array of festive farm dinners with local farm-to-table restaurants and food purveyors. With a large community table and ample seating, the classroom can convert into a lecture hall, a movie venue, a party space, and a wonderful spot for community groups to hold meetings. All of these uses generate revenues and contribute to our ability to be self-sustaining.
Construction is finished and we are proud to be the recipient of a recent Historic Distric Commission preservation award. Kudos go to our amazing architect, Peter Wormser!
To learn more about rentals or to see photos of the space, click on the Tim’s Kitchen “Rentals” page.
New Kitchen Classroom at Wakeman Town Farm Hits Home For Westport Activist
WESTPORT, Conn. -- Liz Milwe pours her heart into improving the quality of life in Westport. Her latest project, helping to build a community center and kitchen classroom at Wakeman Town Farm, hits closer to her heart than any cause.
Milwe and her husband, Peter Wormser, are spearheading the campaign to bring a new community center and kitchen classroom to the farm. The kitchen will be named after their son, Tim Wormser, who died last year in Laguna Beach, Calif., at age 27. Click here for full story