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?
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 take a one-hour guided tour! Tours are scheduled in advance to allow customized experiences for individuals and groups of virtually any size. Our farm tour and wagon ride is an hour long . We ask for a minimum of 5 people. The cost is $10/person. We can still provide a tour and wagon ride for groups of less than 5; however, the cost will then be a flat-fee of $50. If you would like to schedule an educational program or a one-hour tour, please complete the form below or call us at 248.341.6475.
- Alan Jaros, Director
- Jackie Doran, Program Coordinator
- Kaitlynn Steketee, Camp Coordinator
- Kathleen Blust, Caretaker
- Amy Cardin, Guide
- Kelli Clifton, Guide
- Jessica Lynn, Guide
- Aliza Marks, Guide
- Rajaa Sheena, Guide
- Laurie Simonelli, Guide
- Emily Zonder, Guide
- Sharon Ray, Guide
- Tyler Soncrainte, Guide
- Heather O'Brien, Guide
- Jill McIntyre, Guide