Ben and Jon Zoba started a non-profit called Edenic Development, which acquired old Camp Mitchman in the summer of 2016, and we are in the process of converting it into “The Garden School”. The Garden School is a learn by doing program where students learn horticulture and other skills by actually practicing them.

In 2017 we will be installing our first garden in place of the old tennis courts at the front of the Mitchman property. Once the garden is installed, the real horticultural training will begin.

We will also be engaging in educational enterprising where learning by doing can be practiced in the real world. This will involve internships with nearby farms and businesses to broaden the student’s scope of experience.

Questions? email us at or call Jon at 978-578-2052 or Ben at 315-729-6755

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