About Bowers Farm
Charles 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 90 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.
Planning a Visit to Bowers Farm?
Note: Due to Covid-19 safety, Bowers Farm is currently not booking organized, personal tours. Instead, please feel free to visit during open hours on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (ice cream open until 7 p.m.). Thank you!
The farm offers educational field trips for schools interested in enriching the classroom learning experience through authentic, place-based learning. Community organizations such as scouts, neighborhood associations, family and church groups can also come to the farm. We offer a variety of programs topics including: Plant Science, Animal Behavior, Sustainability, Harvesting, Conservation and Genetics. . . just to name a few! Programs with specific topics run at different times of the school year, range in duration and price, and target different ages/groups. Visit the field trip portion of our website for more information on programs to meet your needs.
If you prefer a more casual visit to Bowers Farm, we invite you to visit our Visitor Center and open barn. If you would like to schedule an educational program, please call us at 248.341.6475.
- Alan Jaros, Director
- Jackie Doran, Program Coordinator
- Kaitlynn Steketee, Camp Coordinator
- Kathleen Blust, Caretaker
- Jessica Lynn, AFNR Teacher
- Amy Cardin, Guide
- Laurie Simonelli, Guide
- Emily Zonder, Guide
- Sharon Ray, Guide
- Rajaa Sheena, Guide
- Tyler Soncrainte, Guide
- Jill McIntyre, Guide
- Kelli Clifton, Guide
- Aliza Marks, Guide
- Heather O'Brien, Guide