Charles L. Bowers School Farm

  • Open Barn

    Join in on the fun! Open Barn is this Saturday, March 28 at the Bowers School Farm! Pony rides, bottle-feeding the baby goats, wagon rides, games and crafts! Egg Hunts are every half hour on March 28 and are $4 per participant. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bowers Farm. Open Barn Admission is free, with a nominal fee for other activities.

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  • Summer Camps

    Looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer? Have them come to the Bowers School Farm for one or more of our summer camps starting Monday, June 22nd thru Friday, Sept 4th.

    They'll have the experience to 'be a farmer' and enjoy all the different farm animals, along with tractor rides, gardening and many more activities! We welcome children from PreK through 8th grade.

    Click here to view the flyer!

    Enroll today! Space is limited! Click here to register.

  • Open Barn & Egg Hunt

    Ready for spring? Join us on March 28th for the first Charles L. Bowers Farm Open Barn event! This fun-filled day starts at 12:00 p.m.

    Click here for more information.

Want to Visit Bowers Farm?

Unfortunately, due to the nature of what we do at Bowers Farm, we are unable to accommodate walk-in visits. However, we would love to have you visit Bowers Farm and take a guided tour. We enjoy providing tours and customized experiences for individuals and groups of virtually any size. Our basic tour & wagon ride is an hour long and we ask for a minimum of 5 people.  The cost is $8/person.  We can still provide a tour & wagon ride for groups of less than 5, however the cost will then be a flat-fee of $40.  If you'd like to schedule a tour, please complete the online form below or call us at: 248.341.6475, and please ask about our seasonal events!

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Charles L. Bowers School Farm was purchased in the mid-1960’s by the Bloomfield Hills School District to be used as a land laboratory. We are housed on 96 acres within Bloomfield Hills.

Residing at the farm are all animals typical of a working production farm. Sheep, horses, llama and a donkey graze the pastures. We also house poultry of all types, rabbits and goats. Every animal has a purpose here at the farm and farm equipment is used daily to maintain the property as an educational agriculture production enterprise.

Charles L. Bowers Farm is open daily and year-round for various educational programs and community events.  Please see “Programs and Events” to find out more detailed hours.

The Charles L. Bowers School Farm is open daily, 365 days a year for farm tours, educational programs, traveling farms and community events. Tours, programs and traveling farms must be scheduled ahead of time and can be booked by calling 248.341.6475.

Community events are held on designated dates throughout the year for everyone to enjoy! Please see our list of Upcoming Events shown on our home page.

Bowers Farm Wish List

If you would like to make a donation to the Bowers School Farm, please review the list below and call 248.341.6475 to make arrangements for drop-off or pick-up.  Once an item is donated, we'd be happy to provide a tax deduction form to you.  We really appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity!  Any donations will be used to maintain our educational facility and will enable us to provide continuing educational programs and community events. 

  • Educational Supplies - crayons, scissors, posterboard, cardstock, construction paper, markers, garden supplies.
  • Maintenance Equipment & Supplies - utility vehicles (ie. Gator), painting supplies, lumber, fencing, tools.
  • Animal Equipment & Supplies - feed, saddles, helmets.
  • Farm Related Antiques.
  • Miscellaneous - gravel, sand, benches, picnic tables.
  • Volunteers - if you'd like to join our 'Friends of the Bowers Farm' group that is responsible for fundraising, please email Maura Jung at coordinator@FriendsOfBowersFarm.org
  • Monetary donations - any donation amount is appreciated and will be used towards the farm programs needs.  Please send a check, payable to Bloomfield Hills School District and mail to:

Bowers School Farm
1219 E. Square Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48304

Calendar

ThuApr 02

Half Day AM K12

Location: District Wide
FriApr 03

No School K12 - Good Friday Holiday

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: District Wide

Passover begins at sundown today

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: District Wide

Charles L. Bowers School Farm
1219 East Square Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
248.341.6475

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Holly Glomski
Farm Manager

Brad Webster
Assistant Farm Manager


Jackie Doran
Program Scheduling Assistant
248.341.6481
Hours:   Monday-Thursday
              8:00am - 1:00pm

Farm Guides

  • Nate Austin
  • Sari Bankson
  • Amy Cardin
  • Michelle Golembieski
  • Tom Howe
  • Julie Justice 
  • Joseph Kaczkowski
  • T.J. Lang
  • Chris Mooradian
  • Stephanie Nelson 
  • Valarie O’Donnell
  • Rajaa Sheena 
  • Marissa Vittands