Address: 11le Rd. & Campbell St. Royal Oak, MI
About Us / Royal Oak Community Farm History: On November 12, 2009, the Royal Oak School District Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the usage of the former Lincoln Elementary School site (1901 E. 11 Mile Rd.) as the temporary location for the Royal Oak Community Farm.Our Goals: * As a venture of the nonprofit Royal Oak Forward, we will provide significant benefits for Royal Oak students & schools, businesses, residents and the community as a whole * Offer students exposure to the educational experience of farming. * Utilize vacant land. * Provide the community with access to locally grown vegetables and herbs.Our Plan: * Vegetables and herbs are being grown using organic practices, with flowers planted along the south end of the property for beautification purposes. * Royal Oak Forward is partnering with MSU Extension Oakland 4H Youth Development and the Royal Oak School District to provide students with the opportunity to join MSU-4H sponsored groups and be mentored in agriculture and business. * Crops are being sold at the local market, to local businesses and through CSA shares. * Farm profits will go to the Royal Oak Foundation for Public Education.Our Horticulturist:Trevor Johnson is an organic farmer and permaculturist based out of Ferndale, Michigan. He received a Bachelors of Science in Horticulture from Michigan State University in 2007 and has been a certified permaculture designer since 2006. Trevor started his work in 2003 with the Michigan State University Student Organic Farm and has worked in multiple organic and urban farming capacities in the time since. Mr. Johnson is leading the implementation and production of the Royal Oak Community Farm.