Sloane Tilliander and Chelsea O’Brien, founder and executive director of the new non-profit educational farm, Clarkston Family Farm. Photo provided
Clarkston Family Farm hosted more than 300 people at 4H Fun Day, June 25.
The event offered birdhouse building, Fourth of July planter creation with members of the OTC agri-science team, garden painting, sing-a-longs, greenhouse harvest, and knitting and spinning demonstrations courtesy of the Knitter’s Nest.
Amy Young of Daisy Hill Farm brought baby goats and rabbits. Tom and Allie Purves represented 4-H of Oakland County with their award winning steers, rabbits, show chickens, and alpacas.
“It was so great, Chelsea O’Brien and the team at CFF are making a very positive difference in our community. What a treasure the farm is,” said Liz Tillander.
“We have been very fortunate to have such a supportive community,” said O’Brien, founder and executive director of the Clarkston Family Farm. “The Optimist Club especially has shown a great deal of faith in our mission to offer these opportunities for kids here in Independence Township. They gave us our first large grant to build what we call our hopeful hoophouse and we just recently received a another extremely generous grant to complete our new Sunflower Market.”
The non-profit educational farm is located on the corner of Hubbard and M15, which is leased from Clarkston Community Schools.
“It’s a win-win for both of us. A perfect fit for a non-profit educational farm to be on an educationally-zoned property that used to be a horse farm,” O’Brien said.
For more information, check www.clarkstonfamily farm.com.