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Charles L. Bowers School Farm

bowers school farmCharles L. Bowers School Farm was purchased in the mid-1960's by Bloomfield Hills Schools to be used as a land laboratory. We are housed on 96 acres within Bloomfield Hills.

Animals such as 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.

Want to Visit Bowers Farm?

We would love to have you visit Bowers Farm and take a guided tour! Tours are scheduled in advance to allow for customized experiences for individuals and groups of virtually any size. Our Farm 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 here or call us at 248.341.6475.

On January 19th, the Board of Education will vote on the demolition of the North half of the Lahser building. Through our extensive Master Property Planning (MPP) work (www.bloomfield.org/MPP), we found no viable use for the North section of the building. While the district will continue to explore partnership options and potential uses for the site and the South half of the building (which includes a good portion of the interior athletic and fine arts spaces), demolishing the North side now will enable us to save the cost associated with "simmering" the building through the winter months. We anticipate approximately $200,000 in annual carrying cost savings from the demolition of this portion of the building.

In the coming weeks, the district will continue to explore the options for the remaining portion of the Lahser site. We do not anticipate this will change our original intention to maintain use of the fields for the spring/summer athletic season. We will thoroughly investigate all possibilities before taking action on the South half of the building.

For updates on our Master Property Planning or to see the process we've conducted thus far, please visit: www.bloomfield.org/MPP.

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EHMS Student to Compete on Kids Baking Championship Show on Food Network
"Baking is a family tradition. It has been passed down from generation to generation, from my great grandparents to me," says Reese Smith, 5th grade student at East Hills Middle School. "I love experimenting with new recipes. The strawberry peppermint cake is my favorite." Smith is a contestant on season three of Kids Baking Championship! This season premieres on January 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET on Food Network.
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Board of Education Meeting Schedule

The 2016-17 Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education meeting schedule has been updated with the following location changes:

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 (Doyle Center)
  • Thursday, March 2, 2017 – S/SR (BHHS)
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017 (Doyle Center)

CLICK HERE to view the complete 2016-17 meeting schedule.

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We're All In!

Congratulations to Conant Elementary, winner of the $1,000 We're All In grant! Conant had the largest participation in the campaign (number of donors/number of families in school). Visit our website for a complete listing or the programs and initiatives funded by the generosity of our donors: www.bloomfield.org/Foundation

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Black Hawk Fever

Join the varsity boys basketball team on Friday, February 17, 2017 starting at 5:30 p.m. for Black Hawk Fever! The first 100 elementary and middle school families to register receive free game entry, a free event t-shirt, and VIP lounge/pizza dinner for family at 5:30 P.M. All registrants will be able to attend the Pep Rally at 6 PM and will be eligible for raffle ticket purchases, VIP seating, and a special performance by the Flight Crew at halftime. To register visit https://blackhawkfevernight.eventbrite.com.

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District Four High School Honors Band

In the beginning of January, four BHHS students traveled to Clarkston High School to participate in the District Four High School Honors Band. Students from around metro Detroit were selected to represent their schools at this event. Students arrived for a three hour rehearsal on Friday and then rehearsed all day Saturday for a concert on Saturday night. Bravo to Nathan Gittleman - Guitar - Jazz Band, Anna Elter - Principal Flute/Piccolo - Concert Band, Henry Dickson - Clarinet - Wind Ensemble, and Myles Johnson - Alto Saxophone - Wind Ensemble.

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Eastover Students Take Care of Animals

The students of the Eastover D/HH program have been taking care of the animals in our woods! To make sure they were well fed over break they strung popcorn and cranberries. The students were very proud to hang them in the trees for the deer and birds to snack on!

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Congratulations, Jenny!

Congratulations to sophomore Jenny She, for winning the 2nd place award ($250 prize) in the The North American International Auto Show 29th annual Poster Contest! The contest is open to Michigan students in grades 10 through 12 and drew 890 entries from 70 schools this year.

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U.S. Baseball Training Academy (Grades 1st-12th)

The U.S. Baseball Training Academy will be coming to Bloomfield Hills Sunday, January 8-Sunday, February 12, 2017. Sessions run from grades 1st through 12th. Black Hawks head varsity coach, Frank DiVito, will run sessions for grades 1st through 12th. Advanced registration is required. To register visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com or call 866.622.4487.

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LOCATION


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

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (summer hours will vary)

Animal portion of the farm is open by appt. only or on designated 'community event' days (see Farm Programs & Events tab for further info).

Want to visit the farm? Take a guided tour! Please complete the online form here or call 248.341.6475.

Click here to receive Farm Event Emails!

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CONTACTS

Alan Jaros
Farm Educational Leader/MSU Extension Educator
248.341.6480

Brad Webster
Assistant Farm Manager
248.341.6475

Jackie Doran

Program Coordinator
248.341.6481

Athletics, Recreation, and
Community Services:

248.433.0885

Farm Guides

  • Nicole Blanzy
  • Kathleen Blust
  • Amy Cardin
  • Michelle Golembieski
  • Kayla Hensel
  • Joseph Kaczkowski
  • Jessica Koczynski
  • T.J. Lang
  • Valarie O'Donnell
  • Rajaa Sheena
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