Bowers Farm has big plans for a Children’s Garden! Our dream is to create a unique garden space where young children can become engaged in the plant life cycle. From seedlings to harvest, the Children’s Garden will create an opportunity for young children to explore all stages of plant life. Our Children’s Garden is still in construction. Stop back soon for more information!
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Have you been struggling to find the perfect place to garden? Do you have a green thumb that needs a place to practice? Our farm opens the gates to the community to garden with our community garden program. Community gardeners rent an approximately 25’ x 25’ garden plot from the beginning of May (weather dependent) until November 1. There are 15 no-till plots ($75 per season) and 55 tilled plots ($65 per season) with access to water.
There is currently a wait list for our popular community garden plots. Please send your name and phone number to Jackie Doran at JDoran@bloomfield.org to be added to the wait list. You will remain on the list until you get a plot.
Bowers School Farm is a proud partner of Michigan State University Extension, the Bloomfield Historical Society, and the Master Gardener Society of Oakland County. In early Spring, newcomers can come to the farm for an orientation on our gardens. Trainees are welcome and encouraged to join! The gardens open in April, which normally coincides with the first of two Open Barn weekends. Work days are weather dependent. In late October, the gardens close down for a winter’s rest. We would love to have you join our team of approximately 55 Master Gardener Volunteers of the Master Gardener Society of Oakland County as they work to maintain the 35 gardens here at Bowers.
If you are interested in finding out more information about our Master Gardeners, please visit www.mgsoc.info/bowers-farm
What’s better than strolling through a pumpkin patch during Michigan’s beautiful Autumn? Come visit Bowers Farm, starting in late September, to find the perfect pumpkin from our abundant 4.5 acre patch! We offer school field trips that explore the life cycle of a pumpkin, culminating in a hunt through our patch to pick the perfect pumpkin! Our pumpkins are also sold during our annual Fall Festival event, an event that is open to the public, as well as on-site seasonally at our harvest stand located at the front of our Learning Center.
Sustainable Learning Garden
As part of the educational programs at Bowers Farm, we service, explore and learn in our Sustainable Learning Garden. Children investigate how the garden functions and participate in the growth and harvest of all of our fruits and vegetables. Students are able to transport seedlings from our greenhouse and participate all the way through the growing process to harvesting! 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!