Nestled into the curves of the Vermillion River, Bellwether Farm is a camp, retreat, and education center dedicated to exposing the wider community to the creation that sustains all of life. As a working farm, its life focuses on four primary activities.
Facilities & Grounds
Bellwether Farm is a unique and affordable option for your next gathering. The center offers brand new facilities featuring a green technology, renewable energy, and water reclamation systems.
Bellwether Farm is working on creating educational partnerships with schools, 4-H groups, and other groups interested in experiencing what we have to offer on our 137-acre property.
We want to change the way youth think about farming and show them the way nature provides the greatest entertainment system we’ve ever known. We want them to leave Bellwether Farm so enchanted with the natural world that they put down their phones and wander into their local parks. We want them to look at the food they eat and understand where it comes from and what it takes to grow it. We want to teach them about options for their food scraps (eaten by the chickens and composted). We know that hands-on learning is the foundation for effective and long-term impact.
We acknowledge and admire the hard work teachers are doing to help shape our future leaders. At Bellwether Farm, we are seeking to build partnerships with educators and serve as an outdoor extension of their classrooms, enriching their curriculums through creative learning. On any given day, a visiting school group could customize their visit to include:
Are you an educator? Do you know any teachers, administrators, educators, or 4-H group leaders who would be interested in partnering with Bellwether Farm? I’d love to talk to them! We’re currently booking field trips, overnight outings, and volunteer service opportunities for late summer and the 2019-2020 school year. Contact Bellwether Farm for more information.
Bellwether Farm is a model of green technology featuring passive buildings, renewable energy, and more. It is a vehicle through which we can teach the wider community about fidelity to the environment, nutrition, physical and spiritual wellness, local food sourcing, food justice, and sustainable living.
Volunteer around Bellwether Farm. Opportunities are posted as they become available.