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Kalamazoo Farm Wellness Day and a 5K at Lake Village Homestead Meetup

This event is in Kalamazoo. It is free if you don't want to join the race. If you'd like to come, I think it'd be a good idea to arrange carpools. If you want to stay in Kalamazoo all day you can ride with us. We are going to Bells for the Crane Wives show afterward and will probably stay until the show ends. I'd be happy to help you arrange ride shares.

The event, on May 17th will be a fun opportunity for people interested in permaculture, sustainable farming, homesteading, community living and see unique housing construction projects. Let me know, Thanks, Tony

Lake Village Homestead Farm, in partnership with CrossFit AZO, presents the 1st Annual Farm Wellness Day and 5K in celebration of the connection between the health of our bodies and minds, and the health of the earth and the animals that inhabit it.

This event will include a morning warm-up, a 5K trail run/walk, kids’ 1K Fun Run/Obstacle Course, plus farm and garden tours, and visits with farm animals and residents. Visitors may also enjoy local and healthy food sourced from our farm and opportunities to chat with wellness professionals.

The rustic 5K trail winds along our permanently protected 1.5 miles of Long Lake shoreline and nearly 300 acres of connected meadows, pastures, and wooded trails. Runners will be treated to views of the diverse and beautiful habitats shared by farm animals and wildlife.

5K Race registration - $25.00 (includes T-shirt, entrance, parking, water and nutritious post-race refueling!)
Kids’ Fun Run/Obstacle Course registration – Free (this event is for kids 10 and under)

Adult 5K T-shirts - $15.00
Youth 5K T-shirts - $10.00
General Admission for non-runners is free.
Donations are welcome and appreciated.

Please visit for online race registration. (All children wishing to participate in the Kids’ Fun Run and Obstacle Course must be registered prior to May 15th.)

Lake Village Homestead Farm is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. All donations directly benefit the preservation of wetlands, wildlife areas, farmland, and educational programs at Lake Village Homestead Farm in Kalamazoo, MI.

Schedule of Events:
8:00am: Gates open
8:30am: Warm-up led by CrossFit AZO
9:00am: 5K Trail Run/Walk
10:30am: Kids’ Fun Run and Obstacle Course
11:00am-3:00pm: Local food prepared by Rustica, animal and garden tours, and opportunities to chat with wellness professionals.

Lake Village Homestead Farm
7943 S. 25th Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
E-mail: [masked]
Phone: (269)[masked]

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  • Tony k

    Permaculture in action:
    Lake Village which was started by Professor Roger Ulrich and his colleagues at WMU as a B.F. Skinner Walden Two type experiment in 1971. Lake Village has evolved into a year round working farm and agrarian educational center demonstrating how sustainable agriculture supports community. The farm also serves as an intentional farm community nature preserve where anyone choosing to live on the farm or become a member can obtain healthy food as well as learn to live more in balance with each other and the earth that sustains us all. The Farm Wellness Day and 5K will be a great opportunity to tour the land, meet the animals and residents and see how Lake Village has evolved over the years. Looking forward to seeing you out here May 17th.

    May 3, 2014

  • Tony k

    Here is a link to an event page for the Farm Wellness Day 5k:

    April 10, 2014

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