Historic Chellberg Farm provides learners of all ages with hands-on lessons in environmental STEM, agriculture, and sustainability.

Dunes Learning Center's newest campus, is not new at all! Acquired by Swedish immigrants in 1874, Chellberg Farm offers visitors a look back at the agricultural history of the region. New education programs for school groups and adults address contemporary issues and interests through standards-aligned curriculum and public workshops. Contact Dunes To You coordinator Amber Horbovetz for more information. Dunes To You programs at Chellberg Farm made possible by Porter County Community Foundation and Friends of Indiana Dunes.

Farm Programs for Schools and Groups
Agriculture meets environmental science at Chellberg Farm where students learn through first-hand experiences that inspire curiosity and stewardship. Pollinators, sustainable practices, seed science, and habitat monitoring, are just a few of the subjects available to help students grow an appreciation and understanding of the world around them. NOTE: 2017 program slots are currently full. Add your name to the waitlist for 2018 >

Garlic Mustard: A Hidden Food Source
Public of all ages are invited to participate in a day of service and learning. Dunes To You environmental educators will teach you to identify and remove this invasive plant, show why it's harmful to the habitat at Chellberg Farm, and discuss its use as a food source. Participants will take home recipes containing Garlic Mustard. Work gloves, protective eye wear, and trash bags will be provided. Please dress in long sleeves, pants, sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and a hat. We recommend that you bring bug spray, sunscreen, and a refillable water bottle. Meet in the Chellberg Farm Parking lot.  
Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. (Central)
Ages: All ages
Step one: Register >
Step two: Complete a form for each participant >

Organic Gardening Make & Take Workshop
Learn basic organic gardening skills and resources to produce healthy food as well as happy backyard habitats at this workshop merging food production and preparation. Participants will be guided through three recipes to make and take. Please dress in comfortable clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We’ll meet in the Chellberg Farm Parking lot.  
Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. (Central)
Ages: Adults 18 years and older
Materials fee: $5.00
Watch for registration information, coming soon!

Farm to Tea: Healing Herbs
Learn about the various medicinal properties of herbal garden plants, which herbs to grow, how to dry them in this workshop. We’ll discuss the health benefits of tea and create a homemade blend to take home. Please dress in comfortable clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We’ll meet in the Chellberg Farm Parking lot.
Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. (Central)
Ages: Adults 18 years and older
Materials fee: $5.00
Watch for registration information, coming soon!