The City's agritourism center, named after late Councilwoman Patti Johnson, is still very much at the start of its journey.
The farm's primary focus is on educating school-aged children about where our food comes from and what's involved with basic operations of a farm. Our garden areas are in their infancy, and we hope that in a few years, a lush mix of colorful and fruitful plants, butterflies, and birds will be making the farm their home alongside the small number of traditional farm animals on site.
Programming on the farm will include introductory gardening classes, introductory workshops on raising backyard poultry, starting a compost or worm bin, or preserving the bounty after a big harvest. As we grow, we anticipate a peppering of animal shows, seasonal celebrations and just-for-fun events.
Those who visit will notice that we'll always be a work in progress - some structures may come and go, some areas of the grounds may be dug up, some plants may move around. And yes, even the animals may change occasionally as nature runs its course.
We hope that the farm will be an asset to our students as well as to the larger community as a place to discover, learn, and grow.