The Sustainable Agricultural Network for Training and Environmental Education
|Walking/Talking Study Tour
Visitors are escorted through S.A.N.T.E.E.'s ½ acre display garden where they see taste, smell and hear about medicinal herbs, Old World perennials, Native American plants, and flowers. Exotic and heirloom vegetables comprise 75% of the growing area. Self-directed exploring is encouraged since all growing beds are marked with explanatory signage. Shaded sitting areas flanked by display panels create an aesthetically pleasing educational environment. Kids can tag along with parents or help water and plant seeds in the "children's growing area." The display garden is a two minute stroll from the dairy barn. Mon-Sun. 9:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. No appointment necessary.
Because of its educational emphasis, S.A.N.T.E.E. Farm welcomes the opportunity to accommodate group tours. Many youth groups, college classes, chartered buses with senior citizens and foreign tourists have traversed our grassy pathways .S.A.N.T.E.E. Farm serves as a "must see" destination site (often by surprise) for sightseers visiting the internationally acclaimed Palace of Gold and Palace Rose Gardens Both sites are walking distance from S.A.N.T.E.E.'s display garden. Mon.-Sun. 9:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. Appointments appreciated.
|Educational Forums for Holidays and Weekends
Show and tell styled presentations and lectures are scheduled events during busy weekends and holidays. Participants gain insight into many topics. Lecture titles include: "Genetically Modified Foods: Are They Safe To Eat?", " Organic Gardening: A Movement Towards Food and Community." " Transforming Gardening From a Task to a Craft.", and " Cow Protection: More Than a Myth, a Historical Perspective.". Presentation and lecture series schedules will be posted after May 15th.
|Small Farm Library
Many volumes of books, periodicals, journals, USDA pamphlets, videos and slides are available. Assisted research for persons seeking specific information must be prearranged. The library is located inside S.A.N.T.E.E. Farm Hospitality House, directly next to the display garden. It is open to the public for browsing Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
|"City Mouse Country Mouse" Land Link Program
The Land Link Program matches city folks looking for gardening space with country folks willing to share available farmland and mentoring skills. For example, S.A.N.T.E.E. Farm currently provides 4ft x 30 ft. growing beds to families or novice gardeners living in a nearby apartment complex. The Land Link Program strengthens the bond between urban consumers and rural growers.