Family Fun at the Farm

Adults and kids gather around goats in a pen

Saturdays at the Farm is an event series with hands-on activities, volunteer opportunities, and learning for all ages. Every Saturday this summer between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., the Eco3 Urban Farm is open to the public. Come get a tour, help with some planting, or just enjoy the fresh air! Sometimes we will even have classes or activities for folks to enjoy.

On Saturday June 1, we had special visitors at the Farm; a small herd of goats and some adorable baby chicks! Our friend Katie Oliver, a teacher at Lincoln Park Middle School, brought her goats to the Farm to teach us about these amazing animals. Folks were invited to pet and feed the goats while we learned about their diets, habits, and personalities. The baby chicks were provided by Eco3 Staff member Kevin Anderson II, who raises chickens at home. These fine-feathered friends will be making appearances at the Eco3 Urban Farm throughout the summer as they grow up. Meeting animals is a great way for children and adults alike to learn about farming. 

As the weather continues to warm up, the Farm team is working hard to plant the summer crops. Later in the summer we will start having more produce to give to volunteers and visitors. For now, our plants are all very small and just starting to put down roots. The Farm team is planting tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, and peppers in the high tunnel. In the field, they are growing brassicas, a type of plant with many different familiar varieties including cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, and collard greens. In late summer and early fall, visitors can also expect to see pumpkins, watermelons, and other melons; these plants take most of the summer to grow. 

There is a lot that is starting to sprout at the Farm. There is not much ready to eat yet, but we are looking forward to a long summer of growing, learning, and enjoying the Farm together. To know when to expect different crops at the Farm, learn more about crops that grow in Minnesota and see this seasonal food guide from Minnesota Grown.

Keep an eye on the Farm Events page and the Eco3 Facebook page for updates on our next special programming up at the Farm. Or come up any Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to visit and just take a look around! Bring closed-toed shoes, water and snacks, sun protection, and any mobility aids you might need to navigate uneven ground. We hope to see you there!

Map showing how to get to the Eco3 Urban Farm. By car, take 35 past the main entrance to Lake Superior College, turn left on Coffee Creek Rd, turn left again, and follow the road past the H building to the Farm. By bus, walk or roll from bus stop through Lake Superior College campus past the H building to the Farm.

This map shows the easiest way to get to the Farm.

By car: Take Highway 53 past Lake Superior College main entrance. Turn left on Coffee Creek Blvd, then follow the roads left past the Health and Sciences building to the Farm entrance. Parking is available at the entrance to the Farm and along the road to the Farm gate.

By bus, May 20 update: Unfortunately, the 107 bus route is not currently running on the weekends due to low DTA staffing. We will update this page as soon as the service resumes. 

The address for the Farm is 2101 Trinity Rd, Duluth, MN. 

The Farm is also marked on Google Maps under the name “Ecolibrium3 Urban Farm.”