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Fairplex Snapshot: Life at The Farm at Fairplex

The Farm at Fairplex is teeming with life! While the carnival rides, food vendors and special exhibits have been packed away until next year, our Farm is open year-round. We took a visit today to see what our volunteers and staff are up to. Take a look: Our turkeys, chickens and rabbits are all doing…

Life On The Farm

The Farm at Fairplex has expanded greatly over the years. In 2014 we grew from a one to five-acre Farm, which now includes a kitchen, new crops, learning opportunities and foodie events. Here’s a quick look at what we’re up to this month: Chef’s Potluck About once a month we host a Chef’s Potluck, where…

Fairplex Snapshot: Farm Crops

Our hydroponics systems are doing well! If you recall from our last update, we had just planted Indigo Rose tomatoes in hydroponics chambers. As you can tell from the photo below, they’re growing very quickly: Stay tuned for summer updates on the rest of The Farm! To learn more about The Farm at Fairplex, click…

Welcome to the CDC Garden

Our five-acre urban farm provides food for the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and serves as a classroom for our agriculture classes, but it’s not the only place where crops are grown on campus. Our Child Development Center (CDC) has its own special garden, tucked into a corner of the playground. It is here that students learn…

Urban Farming: Vertical Crops

At Fairplex we are constantly looking to improve water and energy conservation practices, especially at The Farm. One of the ways we do this is through vertical crops. Vertical farming is essentially the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked layers to save resources and increase growth productivity. There are many benefits to vertical farming…