Michael Burns & Kelly Dietz have years of experience as professional educators. Not surprisingly, hundreds of students from local schools, colleges and organizations have visited, toured, taken classes and camped out as part educational activities at the farm.
Additionally, hundreds have visited as tourists seeking experience and insight into permaculture, small farming and local food.
Educating customers and community about the farm and its ideas is an enjoyable part of the work. However, the daily and seasonal demands of farm work require some guidelines for arranging an enjoyable, productive visit or event for you as well.
We cannot accommodate unexpected visitors. Sometime tasks cannot be dropped to give a tour. If you stop by unannounced to buy products we will certainly spare time to assist you, but rarely offer much more of our precious daylight time. Unescorted visitors cannot walk around on self-guided tours.
However, you are very welcome to contact us to arrange a tour or visit. A $40 hourly fee per group is requested with a one hour minimum.
Classes and Workshops
We have designed and run programs for SUNY-Binghamton, Ithaca College, and New Roots Charter School students, and the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute. Contact us to discuss how we can help your students learn. Fees are based on the workload and your institution’s ability to pay. Michael Burns currently is offering an online permaculture class through Cornell Horticulture Department’s Extension Program.
We have offered various programs teaching permaculture and farm skills to apprentices since 2008. Read about the 2019 offering. We accept short-term volunteers through WWOOF-USA.
While we have facilities for guest camping, including a composting toilet and outdoor hot shower, we cannot provide the service, quality, or amenities of a commercial campground. We offer our campsite booking through Hipcamp.com.