What is Fozzie's Farm?
Fozzie’s Farm is a budding farm education center that is taking a unique community approach to connecting people to land, and to each other. Donated to MLC in 2016, this beautiful 83-acre farm outside Lewis, CO is the center of MLC’s community education programming and the site of our recently constructed community classroom. Since our programming began in 2017 Fozzie’s has hosted over 750 youth and 200 adults. Explore below for more information on our programs and opportunities for the community to enjoy Fozzie’s.
Find the farm at 19760 Road W Lewis, CO 81327. Call 970-516-0304 to learn more, schedule a field trip or reserve the education center.
Summer Ag Immersion Program
Started in the summer of 2018 through a wonderful partnership with Southwest Open School (SWOS), our Summer Ag Immersion Program provides local high school students the opportunity to engage in a 4-week hands on learning experience at Fozzie’s Farm and around the region. Students learn valuable leadership and teambuilding skills, explore a variety of agricultural knowledge, and gain insight into career opportunities. For full participation students will receive a weekly stipend of $125 and may be eligible for earning school credit.
The 2023 Ag Immersion Program will run from June 5-29. To learn more, click here. To apply, click here.
School Field Trips
Fozzie’s has become an exciting destination for area school field trips and regularly hosts classes throughout the school year. Students and teachers alike get the chance to enjoy the outdoors, have fun, and get their hands dirty while they explore the farm. Programs work with teachers to ensure curriculum fits all state standards and provides a valuable outdoor learning opportunity to students. MLC utilizes the expertise of our partners to provide a wide variety of fun and educational programs. Are you a teacher, youth group leader, or school administrator? Interested in bringing a group out to Fozzie’s? Contact Jay Loschert for more information and scheduling.
Rent the Building!
Do you have a group that needs a space for meetings or an event? Hosting a workshop or giving a presentation? The Fozzie’s Farm classroom space is open for the community to use! Enjoy a beautiful new classroom and all the amenities including: tables, chairs, ADA compliant bathrooms, projector and whiteboards. The classroom is available for individual rental or you can join our cause through an annual membership for reduced rates and know that your supporting a great cause! Contact Jay Loschert for more information on membership or to schedule a rental.