George Jones Farm
A mile away from Tappan Square, the George Jones Farm works in partnership with Oberlin College: the college sends compost to the farm, which sells produce back to the college. George Jones Farm also contributes produce to City Fresh, bringing access to local foods to urban areas.
All year long, the George Jones Farm serves as an educational resource, working with Boy Scout troupes, 4-H groups, and visitors. In particular, they educate locally; Evelyn Bryant and Brad Masi ’93, the manager of the farm, teach workshops and Experimental College courses on Permaculture, while building community with both college and town.
Over the summer, George Jones runs a Science Discovery Camp for young children. Using a new learning garden called the Garden Classroom, campers learn ecology, botany, and hands-on preservation, discovering what plants need to grow.
This year, the farm has attracted more visitors than ever before, including Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma. To volunteer or visit the farm, call Evelyn Bryant: (440) 292-6377.
For more information, visit the George Jones Farm online.