Tour EarthDance Farm, An Organic Farm School in St. Louis

EarthDance invites the Urban Farm Meetup for a tour of our 14 acre farm.

EarthDance is a nonprofit educational farm, located in Ferguson MO. EarthDance offers a part-time apprenticeship in organic agriculture to train farmers and gardeners for the St. Louis region. In addition, EarthDance offers tours and youth educational opportunities, volunteer positions, workshops,internships, and occasionally artistic events celebrating the "culture" in agriculture. EarthDance's programs take place on the Mueller Organic Farm, which has been in continuous organic cultivation since 1883. It is considered Missouri's oldest organic farm. When the last farming member of the Mueller family passed, there was a significant risk that this historic property would be forgotten and lost to urban blight and decay. EarthDance's Director, Molly Rockamann, hoped to preserve the farm and to restore it to vibrant productivity. In partnership with a local land trust organization, The Open Space Council, she founded EarthDance in 2008. Her mission for EarthDance was to carry on the farm's agricultural legacy by training new organic farmers. Since 2009, EarthDance's educational programming has revitalized this site and engaged public interest in sustainably produced food.

http://earthdancefarms.org/

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  • Guy

    It was amazing to see such a large project in the middle of the city. Matt did a great job guiding the tour. Lots of dedication.

    May 22, 2013

  • Matthew

    Looks like the rain is going to hold off. I'll see everyone tonight!

    -Matt
    Earthdancefarms.org

    May 21, 2013

  • Pam

    Not going to be able to get out of work.

    May 21, 2013

  • raymond m.

    if my friends cancell for forest park concert
    i want to go !!!

    May 20, 2013

  • wlindZ

    Cant make it. I have a meetup anniversary to attend. Why are all the good meet ups are on the same day and times?

    May 20, 2013

  • Matthew

    *** Please stay posted tomorrow for an update about the tour. We may have inclement weather and need to reschedule. I'll let everyone know tomorrow***

    May 20, 2013

  • Susanna

    Excited to see Earthdance in action! My boyfriend Jacob and I will be there tomorrow!

    May 20, 2013

  • KatyMike S.

    This is the same night as Green Drinks at the Bottleworks, so I'll have to catch up with you some other time!

    May 17, 2013

    • Matthew

      No worries. It's looking like Green Drinks will be at ED in July. Hope to see you then.

      May 19, 2013

  • Beth

    I am having dinner wth my financial advisor at 5:30 - can I come late???

    May 17, 2013

    • Matthew

      Beth, you're welcome to come late. I can't guarantee we'll be touring the farm until 8. The tour will likely end around 7 and then people are free to hang out and chat.

      May 19, 2013

  • ginny

    Where do you all
    meet up at for the
    meetups? Times?
    Are we going to
    meet up at the farm
    tour address?
    Please respond and
    help me get to you.
    Thanks.

    May 3, 2013

    • Matthew

      Locations vary. This one is at the address above.

      May 4, 2013

  • ginny

    I'm new with your meetup and looking forward to it.

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • Matthew­ changed the location to EarthDance Farms

    May 3, 2013

  • Matthew­ removed the location. It was Earthdance Farms

    May 3, 2013

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