Clarkston Family Farm
By Alan Partington
Clarkston Family FarmFeb 04, 2020
9 - Programs and Events for the Whole Family
A discussion with Board members Sarah Johnson, Fundraising Chairperson and Clem Bond, Outreach Chairperson.
8 - Our Friends at Brioni's Cafe and Deli
This is another in our series of friends of the Clarkston Family Farm. Chelsea talks with Louise Stakle, owner of Brioni Cafe and Deli. Brioni's was a major meeting point for the planning and problem solving involved in the early days of the Farm. Louise, always interested in the progress being made, provided much needed support and encouragement during this period.
7 - Organic Sustainable Gardening
Carole Bodner and Wally Niezguski discuss with Chelsea some of the reasons why organic gardening is so important and a few of methods learned over years.
6 - Our Friends at Bittersweet Farm
Barbara Hamilton and Bob McGowan, owners of Bittersweet Farm are Chelsea's guests on this episode. Bittersweet Farm is a non-profit, organic farm growing vegetables for the Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.
5 - Counselor's Corner #2
We gathered some additional counselors and Chelsea talked with them more specifically about Camp Wild - what they liked most about it and what they wished for the camp and the Farm in the future.
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4 - Counselor's Corner #1
The Clarkston Family Farm relies on a dedicated group of volunteer counselors to help run many of the programs. In this episode, Chelsea talks to a few of them about their passion for the Farm's programs and the kids that they mentor. We will be hearing from more of these counselors in future episodes.
3 - Community Connection - Conversation with Tom and Kathy Middleton
This is the first in an ongoing, intermittent series of Community Connection episodes. In these episodes, we will find out more about the many community supporters of the Clarkston Family Farm and their understanding of the importance of the Farm to the Clarkston Community. This time Chelsea talks with Tom and Kathy Middleton. Farmers themselves, Tom and Kathy have been longtime proponents of the Clarkston Family Farm.
2 - Healing Hoophouse
On this episode, Chelsea O'Brien, Executive Director of Clarkston Family Farm talks with Amy Vine, Board Member designated as Liaison to the Special Needs Community about the recently snow-damaged "Hopeful Hoophouse". The new "Healing Hoophouse" will be built larger, more easily accessible and better able to serve kids of all ages and abilities.
1 - Our Story - The Creation of an Educational Farm
Only a few years old, the Clarkston Family Farm is a unique place in the Clarkston, Michigan area. Dedicated to educating the next generation about healthy foods, the value of nature and sustainability in the context of positive community gathering space. In this episode, Chelsea and two of the people that have been involved since the beginning look back to the conception and creation of the Farm.