McDonald Farm provides the perfect setting for you to experience nature with your child or family through one of our programs or scheduled tours. Hike through our prairie and see if the plants are taller than you or how many different insects you can find. Walk through our grove of trees and find different shapes of leaves and seeds. Stroll along the wetlands to listen for the sound of frogs and birds. Visit the children’s garden count how many different colors of flowers and vegetables you see. Learn how you can have butterflies and wildlife visit your backyard and save water by visiting our rain garden.
By sharing these experiences as a family, an appreciation and curiosity about the natural world will help develop a deeper connection with the environment we live in. You can explore McDonald Farm by using our Self- Guided Tour during regular business hours or at an upcoming events.
Green Earth Institute:
The Green Earth Institute is an organic farming operation that leases McDonald Farm’s fields and offers a Community Supported Agriculture program. Besides growing healthful organic produce on McDonald Farm’s tillable acreage, they also conduct many events. Visit www.greenearthinstitute.org for more information and upcoming events.