The day we closed on the property

Ben and Jon Zoba acquired old Camp Mitchman in the summer of 2016 for the purpose 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.

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.

Since acquiring the property, we have converted the old tennis courts at the front of the site into our educational garden.

Tennis Court Before


tennis courts after

June 2018

Besides cultivating the front garden, we are also developing the infrastructure of the property at large.

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