|To learn more about Jefferson Farm & Gardens, click on a section of the map or visit the farm's website.|
Jefferson Farm & Gardens, pictured in the illustration above, is a new educational farm being developed on the southeast edge of Columbia, Missouri. The farm will provide information and inspiration on contemporary Midwest farming and gardening topics. Work on the farm and gardens is underway. It is expected to open to the public in 2008.
Jefferson Farm & Gardens will have many components, including a visitors' center with an exhibit hall, classrooms, reading room and teaching greenhouse, children's garden, and walking trails through the gardens and around a 7-acre lake. Visitors will be able to tour a wide variety of crop fields and gardens, including a fruit orchard, vegetable garden, and demonstrations of blueberries, grapes, raspberries and other fruit crops. Common Missouri farm animals will also be featured in the children's barnyard area and adjacent pastures.
You can also visit the Jefferson Farm & Gardens website at www.jeffersonfarm.org.