The purpose of the OHG Education Farm is to provide urban farming education around our local food system. These days, more of us are seeking to have input in how our food is grown, how it is treated after being harvested, and how it moves from one place to another. This community urban farm is a way to increase access to education around locally grown food, and a way of reintroducing to the public the many aspects of food that we have lost as a culture. Fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs that are grown on this space are given to volunteers, local neighbors, community members in need, and distributed through a seasonal "pay-what-you-can" farm stand to ensure locally grown food is available to our community.
In partnership with Chapman University, OHG leases this once vacant lot to grow food. Community events and classes are offered here on a regular basis. Follow us on social media and sign up for our weekly eblast to receive all the latest information on what we have coming up at the OHG Education Farm.
If you are interested in volunteering on the farm, please contact our farm volunteer coordinator Christine Clarke: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Due to COVID-19, we are currently only accepting volunteers high school age and older. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Waiver must be completed prior to volunteering on site.
Your generosity and support will enable us to provide hands-on education for the next generation around locally grown food.
1. Create a diverse, productive, and sustainable healthy farm organism through organic farm management principles.
2. Provide volunteer opportunities for people in the community interested in learning organic farming techniques.
3. Host school visits in the spring and fall, to allow students to build healthy relationships with our food and its lifecycle.
4. Hold food preservation and composting classes, seed saving workshops, gardening classes and other related activities devoted to sustainable living skills.
5. Develop and provide university-level engagement opportunities on the farm.
6. Partner with the City of Orange to support summer program opportunities in organic farming, and children’s education curriculum.
Please wear a face covering, a hat, gardening gloves, and sunblock. Please bring a refillable water bottle and wear close-toed shoes for your safety. Bring with you a copy of our signed volunteer waiver.
Restroom located off-site at 304 N. Cypress St. We look forward to seeing you!
With the onset of the COVIOD-19 pandemic, and for the safety of our volunteers, the farm has implemented new guidelines. These include: limiting the number of volunteers on-site at a given time, practicing social distancing of 6′ or more, and new volunteers must attend one scheduled volunteer training session. Please contact us directly to sign up for a specific volunteer shift.
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THE OHG EDUCATION FARM. 100% OF YOUR DONATION WILL GO TO SUPPORT ONGOING MAINTENANCE, PROGRAMMING, AND COMMUNITY EVENTS AT THE FARM.
The farm is located at 356 N. Lemon Street, Orange, CA 92866.
Park across the street in the Chapman Barrera Parking Structure and don't forget to purchase a 2 hr. guest parking pass at the kiosk located next to the elevator.
Please contact Megan Penn: email@example.com for scheduling tours of the space or for additional information.
Check out this mini documentary about the OHG Education Farm