Loretto Motherhouse Farm Ag Bash
Facilitating learning events for the surrounding community continues to be central to the Farm’s work. Over the past six years the Loretto Motherhouse Farm has hosted Farmer Field Days to share research projects, environmentally-focused farming practices and more with local farmers. While we work to heal the land, we can also encourage other farmers to do the same. The Farm may grow traditional grain crops like soybeans, wheat and corn, but we strive to grow them in more environmentally-friendly ways by eliminating tillage and growing intensive cover crops.
Farmer Field Days showcase these practices to encourage a broader adoption in the farming community. We are uniquely aligned in size between the small and large farms in the area. We strive in our education programs to remain relevant to all farmers to bring about measurable change in the farming community. The Farm also hosts community groups, school groups and others for a variety of educational opportunities. Angela Rakes, Loretto Motherhouse Education and Outreach Coordinator, partners with the Farm staff to organize these events in cooperation with the entire Motherhouse campus. The most recent example of this was the Loretto Motherhouse Back-to-School Ag Bash that brought together the Motherhouse Farm, Environmental Education, Loretto Heritage Center and over a dozen community partners for a community event attended by around 600 people!
To learn more about what the Motherhouse Farm has been doing, check out their Facebook page!