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C’mon out to the Farm Park!
The Bobby Lanier Farm Park is a working model of a community based suburban farm park which demonstrates, promotes, educates and advocates for a sustainable, healthy and supportive community. The mission of the farm park is accomplished through agriculture and stewardship. The 10 acre working farm features a community garden, children’s programming, a farmers’ market, live music, cooking demonstrations, garden talks, visiting farm animals, garden tours and storybook walks on a weekly basis. The public is also invited for special events offered at the Farm Park. Programs and events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation office at 757-7375.

Location
Public access to the Farm Park begins at Germantown Elementary School, 2740 Cross Country. Enter the school’s faculty parking lot and follow the signs. Farm Park entry is next to the Cloyes Soccer Fields. For specific directions, please select the directions tab above.

Park Hours
Closed Sunday and Monday
Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon
Wednesday and Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Additional public hours may apply when special events occur at the Farm Park. Weather conditions may result in a change to hours and/or events and programming. Call 751-KNOW (5669) for weather-related updates.

Farm Hands (Volunteers) Needed                                                                                             Farm Park volunteers are lovingly referred to as Farm Hands.  While they aren't necessarily farmers, they work with farm related events.  Supporting farmers and artisans at the Farmers' Market, educating the community through field trips and programming are just a few ways the Hands promote sustainable living. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for adults, teens and service groups.

Registration
Farm Park programs are free unless otherwise noted. Some require pre-registration. Register online or at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West St.

Field Trips and Group Programs
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, September 1 to October 23, by reservation only
Fee: $2 per person
Teachers and group leaders for groups of all ages and interests are invited to coordinate special group outings or events with Farm Park program coordinators.  Staff offer onsite and outreach programs specifically designed to meet the needs and interests of the group.  Groups must be scheduled in advance and have a minimum of 15 participants.

Community Garden Memberships 
The community garden is a central feature at the Farm Park.  In its second year the sixty-member BLFP Community Garden Association is busy preparing and planting for another great harvest.  New member applications will be accepted beginning November 1. Call the Parks and Recreation office at 901-757-7375 for more information, or stop by the Farm Park to tour the garden and visit with volunteers about membership opportunities.   Learn more.   Download application.

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Last updated: 10/14/2014 10:52:52 AM