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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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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Spring Farm to Table Dinner

Save the date for Blackwood’s spring Farm-to-Table fine dining experience on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening will feature delightful farm experiences and a menu composed of delectable dishes prepared with produce from our gardens. Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 25th.

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Wilderness Medicine Training

Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) is a 4-day intensive backcountry medical training course that teaches students how to deal with medical emergencies when they are miles from help and dialing 911 is not an option. This training is recommended for all parents, outdoor professionals and enthusiasts who spend time in remote areas. Graduates receive a 3-year certification from Wilderness Medical Associates.

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