a demonstration Farm that has toured thousands of people since 1960
in 1971 an independent school was formed that now has 80 students K through 8. The school installed a wind generator in 1973, has a geodesic dome, a theatre, and a school building built in 1980.
in 1974 we formed a non profit organization called Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center. Together we call this the Upland Hils Learning Community.
The mission of the Upland Hills School Ecological Awareness Center is to design and facilitate learning opportunities that: promote a responsible relationship with the natural world; demonstrate and promote world sustainability; bring the work and inspiration of world teachers to the Great Lakes Bioregion; encourage experiential learning, creativity and playfulness; promote global understanding; enable us to be what we teach; and cooperate with other organizations.
We grow a diverse selection of produce to supply the Upland Hills School hot lunch program and for our members. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members can opt in for a working or non-working share.
The CSA also serves as a rich and varied outdoor classroom for our students. From choosing seeds to planting, tending, harvesting and cooking our students are deeply immersed in the food circle. We endeavor to create a learning environment that inspires all of our students and families to gain awareness of nutrition, health, sustainability, teamwork and community.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 10
- Open to visitors
Work Exchange welcome, Volunteers welcome,