Blackwood Educational Land Institute

Blackwood Land is a non-profit, 33-acre teaching farm perfectly located between Houston, Austin, and College Station. We’re on a mission to model the indispensable role of regenerative agriculture and food systems in all our lives and serve our community through educational programs such as summer camps and field trips.

 

What is Regenerative Agriculture?

At the intersection of soil health, agro-ecology development, carbon sequestration, and food cultivation is the practice of regenerative agriculture. We’re harnessing natural processes and systems to help draw-down carbon from the atmosphere and improve the water holding capacity of the Land using soil microbiology. By integrating our annual vegetable beds with our perennial plant guilds, we are building habitats for beneficial insects which serve as natural pest controls. As above, so below. The healthier our soils, the healthier our above ecosystems to produce delicious, nourishing produce for our community.

Summer Nature Camp

Adventure comes to life at Blackwood during the summer. Blackwood Nature Camp is a week-long overnight camp for ages 8-14 in Hempstead, TX. Campers learn about nature, sportsmanship, and camaraderie. With the support of highly trained counselors, they’ll explore the wilderness and discover what secrets and wisdom the forest has to tell.

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Morning in the Country & Classes

Interested in learning how to care for chickens? How to start a raised garden of your own? Our Saturday Morning in the Countrys are an opportunity to take a break from the bustle and enjoy a relaxing morning on the farm. You’ll learn in one of our classes taught by farm staff or a featured local expert. Take a self-guided tour and enjoy a slow food lunch overlooking in the gardens. Perfect for families and guests of all ages!

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Blackwood Bounty (CSA) Program

Join our seasonal Community Supported Agriculture Program. Support our farm and receive a weekly fresh farm share, full of the finest, beyond-organic produce Blackwood has to offer. By purchasing a share you directly support our educational programs and ensure we are able to continue providing these opportunities into the future.

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