Who We Are
Located one mile east of Oberlin College campus, the George Jones Memorial Farm is an innovative educational site with abundant resources and activities for students and the greater community.
What We Do
With the average age of the American farmer approaching 60 and the ongoing threats of climate crisis, we believe in the need and importance of establishing food resilience in our community. This means growing not only the foods that feed us, but the next generation of growers. We provide opportunities to utilize conventional organic and inventive methods for cultivation. Along with annual row crops, we employ perennial systems (perennial rows, food forest, medicine trails), high tunnel hoop houses, rotational systems, and fruit and nut cultivation. Working collaboratively, our efforts are supported and enacted by a network of students, researchers, community members, volunteers, and local institutions to build a more healthy and equitable local food system.
We invite individuals, teams, or groups (community or student) to come out to the George Jones Farm to help us with a variety of tasks, year-round. Tasks may include weeding, watering, harvesting crops, preparing City Fresh shares, natural building, sustainable energy projects, trail building and maintenance, and equipment and facility upkeep. Sports teams, church groups, corporations, and student clubs are all welcome to schedule service days with us.