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.

2019 Blackwood Harvest Hoedown

A fun, family-friendly fall festival and farm experience celebrating the bounty of our Gulf Coast community.  Enjoy live music, a farmers market full of local farmers and artisans, classes and demonstrations from fermentation to chicken and beekeeping, hayrides, pumpkin patch, delicious food, and so much more! All proceeds support Blackwood educational programs such as Field Trips and Farm School.

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Field Trips & Overnights

Bring your class for a day or overnight visit to learn about regenerative agriculture! We offer age-appropriate, multidisciplinary field trip options for first grade through high school. Students learn firsthand on our working farm, everything from food cycles to agricultural business. There is something for any class or youth group to learn at Blackwood!

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