“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books.” –John Lubbock
The Good Earth is a 12 acre property located at 1415 Hickory Hollow Rd, Solon. The house is perched on top of a hill and overlooks the 12 acre valley below. The majority of the property is fenced as it used to be rented for horse pasture. There is a barn, chicken coop, outdoor kitchen (that we are currently using as our chicken coop), and even an outhouse! One of our favorite parts about the farm is that there is a beautiful, clear, shallow creek with a sandy bottom running through the valley. It is perfect for wading and exploring. There are several spots along the banks that are very sandy that make perfect little beach area for us! The opportunities are endless for creative exploration at The Good Earth!
We have several animals at The Good Earth as well! As of now, we have 10 egg-laying chickens but several more are arriving in March of 2018, including a large number of broilers. We also have friendly Nigerian Dwarf goats that love to roam around the farm and in the pasture. In January we were also fortunate to acquire 6 baby ducklings that are part of our farm family! Part of our curriculum will be centered around caring for the animals, learning responsibility, respect, and everything we can about the animals themselves. We feel strongly about teaching children where their food comes from. We also are committed to giving our animals the best life, healthy foods, and plenty of space to roam about.
We will be building large garden spaces this spring for vegetables and fruits. We’ve worked hard to clear a large area for our gardens and we can hardly wait to start planting them! We would like the children to be very much involved in the growing, preparing, eating, and preserving of food grown right on the farm!
The Good Earth is intended to be a place where people can get away from the stresses of life and enjoy being outdoors.
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks” -John Muir