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Location


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

To schedule a visit, please call:
(248) 341.6481
Monday-Friday
between 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Learning is fun at Bowers Farm

Contact

Alan Jaros
Director
248.341.6480
AJaros@bloomfield.org

Jackie Doran
Program Coordinator
(scheduling of programs, events and general questions)
weekdays from 8 AM - 2PM
248.341.6481
JDoran@bloomfield.org

Jordan Hewitt
Farm Site Coordinator
weekdays from 7:30 AM - 4 PM
248.310.9456
JHewitt@bloomfield.org

Rachel Duncan
Farm Caretaker
weekdays after 4:00 PM & weekends
(248) 794.0450
RDuncan@bloomfield.org

Athletics, Recreation, and
Community Services:

248.433.0885

Farm Guides

  • Kathleen Blust
  • Amy Cardin
  • Kelli Clifton
  • Michelle Golembieski
  • Jessica Lynn
  • Aliza Marks
  • Rajaa Sheena
  • Laurie Simonelli
  • Isabella Tillman
  • Amanda Wilhelm

Tours are available, we'd love to host you

Early Childhood Logo
The educational programs at Bowers Farm are uniquely designed to spark curiosity and wonder and to allow students to engage with components of agriculture such as plants in our gardens and livestock in our barns! Our mission is to provide an inquiry-based experience for children of all ages, ensuring that programs are aligned with grade level content, with the guidance of NGSS and state standards. 

Early Childhood Expeditions

Bowers Farm is a wonderful place to explore with preschool aged children! We offer enriching and engaging programs in the spring and fall. During the spring, the farm is roaring with life, with babies being born and gardens being planted, there is hardly a moment to stop moving! Fall time at the farm is a great time to learn about harvesting! Our preschool aged groups get to explore our hand-planted pumpkin patch and lush gardens. Children are able to see where their produce comes from and how farmers make it possible! 

Sustainable Learning Gardens

As part of our education programs, we service, explore and learn in our Sustainable Learning Garden. Children get to explore how the garden functions, from helping us transport seedlings from our greenhouse, all the way to harvesting fresh kale to put in a delicious salad!

Our Sustainable Learning Garden is always evolving with the consideration of new farming techniques and technology. Children become engaged in the garden during our educational programs during the school year and are found exploring it in our summer camps!

Preschool Farm Visits