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

For scheduling of programs, private rentals, events, and general questions please call:

(248) 341.6475 or complete this request form.
Monday-Friday
between 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tours are available, we'd love to host you

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Bowers School Farm has been housed on 90 acres within Bloomfield Hills since the 1960's.  Animals such as  sheep, horses, and a llama graze the pastures. Bowers Farm is also home to poultry of all types, rabbits and goats. Every animal has a purpose at the farm and farm equipment is used daily to maintain the property for educational  purposes as well as agriculture production. Bowers Farm is open daily (by appointment only) and year-round for various educational programs and community events!

 

Please join us for our up-coming event at Bowers Farm:

 

Saturday Jan. 25 Winter Park is cancelled due to lack of snow on the sledding hill.  Check back for updates when we get more snow.
 

SPECIAL WINTER PARK EVENT...

Sunday, Jan. 26 starting at 2p -  STORY TIME with Bloomfield Twp Library and Bloomfield Twp Police & Fire Depts.  

 

We will update the website regarding any changes due to weather and affected activities. Please check the website.


WINTER PARK!

 


 

ABOUT US

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM

Preschool Learning Expeditions are an excellent way to get out of the classroom and into nature!

FIELD TRIPS

Learning Expeditions are geared for the curious mind.

PARTNERS

Working together makes us better at what we do

COMMUNITY HORSE PROGRAM

Experienced horse enthusiasts are invited to help support, enjoy and share the horses at Bowers School Farm.

VOLUNTEER

Many hands make light work - especially on a farm!

CAMPS

Join us for the summer and spend one week or the whole summer outside, enjoying fresh air and animal fun!

EVENTS + ACTIVITIES

All year long, the farm offers community events and opportunities for members of the community to get involved.

FACILITY RENTALS

Dreaming of a farm wedding?  Planning your next corporate retreat or team-building event?  Give us a call!

Farm News

Spring Break Camp Registration Open NOW!

BLOOM-CHICKA-BOWERS-CHICKA-BOWERS-CHICKA-BLOOM! Join us in April to experience the springtime craze on the farm! With a new theme every day, campers will explore plants and animals, weather, pollination, and food systems through STEAM experiences. We will also examine and reflect upon the relationships between these components throughout the week. Each day will include daily chores, garden time, and plenty of fun activities.

Camp is offered to children ages 6-10.  The cost is $375 for the week. Registration is available now!

 

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Story Time at Winter Park This Sunday, 1/26/20

Sunday, January 26, 2020
2 PM 
Bowers School Farm
Come and enjoy a craft sponsored by the Bloomfield Township Library between 2:00 - 2:30 pm followed by some fun story activities.  Our Police and Fire officers will arrive by 3:00 pm to read a story and allow you to visit their vehicle! 

Bowers Academy Highlights - New Things Are Happening!

Bowers Academy is in its twentieth year of operation! Staff, past and present, recently welcomed alumni and encouraged reflective dialogue through the sharing of success stories at the annual alumni brunch.  At its inception, relationships were the cornerstone of learning; twenty years later, community and engagement continue to frame the mission and vision. 

Throughout the holiday season, Bowers Academy students continued to grow their partnerships and utilize resources in order to create seasonal items at the farm.  Earlier this fall, students made applesauce and apple chips; the joy and excitement students exuded while participating in this activity was heartwarming.  In November, students returned to the kitchen to use up the last of the pumpkin patch in order to create individual pies to take home for Thanksgiving.  Students enjoyed the entire process as they created a homemade treat together as a team.  Highlights were cutting up the pumpkin and rolling out the dough.  

"Gathering over a meal is one of the most ancient forms of community process, as people sharing food appreciate each other at a profound level.  Nourished bodies and relationships pave the way for better collaboration and higher quality work."  We will continue to capitalize on the opportunity to nourish our minds and bodies as we continue to explore the resources in this space. 

Most recently, Academy students were engaged as Jessica Lynn, instructor of AFNR/CTE courses at Bowers, supported the students as they created winter evergreen arrangements.  This fundraiser fostered student engagement and creativity as students learned about balance, unity, harmony, rhythm, contrast, and emphasis in flora. . . not to mention the great smells that accompany working with all that greenery!

There have been many new and exciting initiatives at Bowers Academy since the start of this school year.  Currently, Academy students are collaborating with the farm to create a student driven school store.  In the past months, the students divided into planning committees and led two official business meetings (one with Mr. Alan Jaros, and the other with Mr. Russell McCall from the P.R.E.P Program).  They also worked together to create the first iteration of a business plan that will guide their work moving forward.  The collaboration with the farm and P.R.E.P programs demonstrate the Academy's desire to continue to build community as they serve utilizing resources in their community.  Next steps include designing a sales desk and teaming with P.R.E.P to build their vision from the ground up.  Academy students have been spending time in the farm lobby, envisioning their dream store and sketching their ideas.  They then shared those ideas with Mr. McCall, who will draw up a final plan and present it to the Academy students for review, before they start building together.  Ultimately. the goal is to see Bowers Farm products at the P.R.E.P store and P.R.E.P products at the Bowers Farm Store, with students partnering together as they learn.



 

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