About Our Farm & Philosophy

Sustainable Non-Conventional Farming, Inspired By Nature

The idea behind Schooner Farms was to take our little 20 acre corner of the world and expand our use of it by raising chemical free pick your own raspberries and blackberries in 2009. We already had a natural pond and lake management company, Inspired By Nature, established at the site. The focus of Inspired By Nature is to encourage pond owners to care for the water resources naturally. We do not use any synthetic chemistry at all on our farm. This notion of land stewardship and conservation was really the incentive of trudging forward into the berries. honey and now a CSA.

In 2010 we also began a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) garden. The response has been tremendous. We have had the opporunity to meet so many wonderful and like minded people. Naturally, we picked a rough year weather wise to begin but it ought to make the future garden season seem less difficult! In 2010 Schooner Farms CSA grew food for 60 families. In 2012 we had expanded our memebrship to 80. Our goal to keep the "Community" in our CSA program means that we do not wish to be like a subscription produce farm. We want to keep the "Community" in our CSA. We want you to know the farmer growing your food, we want you to feel like you are a part of our farm and to do that we chose to limit our membership to 30 in 2013. Along with our berries we also work with other local beekeepers and offer raw honey from for sale. Our three ponds are managed naturally and a full of healthy fish. The ponds provide the irrigation to our fields.

Our goal is to be able to offer classes on a variety of topics, such as: beekeeping, canning, organic gardening, nature crafts, land ethics and much more. We both enjoy learning and sharing with others - that connection to like minded people is something we cherish. 

If you are in Weston, Oh please stop in! We'd love to show you around the farm!

 

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News and blog

Get Your Tickets SOON!

Posted by Don Schooner :: Tuesday, December 11 :: 7:39pm

The WInter Solstice Luminaria Event is only a week away! Get your tickets soon! 

 

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Thank You!

Posted by Don Schooner :: Tuesday, December 11 :: 7:37pm

A special THANK YOU to all that supported the Grounds for Thought Christmas Boutique. It was a great day and we had such a lovely time! Thank you to Kathy, Laura and Sandy for putting together such a stellar event! 

Grounds for Thought Christmas Boutique

Posted by Don Schooner :: Tuesday, December 4 :: 11:42am

Grounds for Thought Christmas Boutique
Dec. 8th from 10-4

Come enjoy a shopping experience brimming with local love and talent! This Saturday Grounds for Thought will be overflowing with all sorts of wonderful handcrafted items for people on your list or yourself! Enjoy a little shopping, chatting, noshing and being merry! 

Grounds for Thought is located at 174 S. Main St in Bowling Green.

 

Winter Solstice Luminary Walk

Posted by Don Schooner :: Wednesday, September 19 :: 9:30am

 

Dec. 20-23, 2018

Go for a night time walk around the Serpent Mound & Lavender Labyrinth on evenings surrounding the winter solstice. 

Tickets will be sold per car/family vehicle = maximum of 6 people per vehicle please. Two time slots available - 5:30 pm - 7 pm and 7:30 pm - 9.

Infinite Zen Coffee & Noshery will be serving tasty seasonal treats!! 

Only 50 tickets per time slot. Time slots are for a 1.5 time period. During that time you are invited to enjoy walking around our beautifully lit paths to the Lavender Labyrinth and Serpent Mound lined with almost 2,000 luminaries. Afterwards, sit around the bonfire and get toasty.This is meant to be a meandering enjoyable time. Dress appropriately for the weather conditions. 

A percentage of the event proceeds will be donated to The Wood County Humane Society

***Event will be cancelled and refund issued if there is a Level 1 Snow Emergency issued in Wood County. 

Call for more info - 419.261.0908

To Purchase your ticket follow the link below.

 

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Learn Encaustic with Beth Genson!

Posted by Don Schooner :: Wednesday, September 12 :: 11:00am

 

The Art of Encaustic

Join Beth Genson on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Schooner Farms / Inspired by Nature, 14890 Otsego Pike, (Corner of Rt. 6 & Rt. 235), Weston, Ohio for half-day or full-day workshops exploring the medium of encaustic.  Full details on the brochure attached.Get creative without fear!  Whether you are an artist or just want to have fun, you can’t help but be inspired as you discover the process of applying hot wax and pigment along with other materials to create abstract or representational works of art.  All equipment, tools and supplies for these workshops are included in the cost.  Bring an apron to cover your clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Must be 18+ and sign a release as you will be working with hot wax.  Minimum of 4 participants per session, maximum of 8.

Yes, sign me up 

Register for one of the following options:

 

INTRO TO ENCAUSTICS - Class Level: Beginner-Novice Saturday, October 27, 2018; 8 AM-12 Noon This beginner-level encaustic workshop will give participants a hands-on introduction to the encaustic process.  $60

 

ENCAUSTIC STUDIO - Class Levels: Beginner—Intermediate Pre-Requisite: Intro to Encaustics Saturday, October 27, 2018; 1 - 5 PM This workshop will explore techniques and best practices for using wax. Develop your creativity using brushwork, fusing, layering, mark making and mixed media.  $60

INTRO TO ENCAUSTICS and ENCAUSTIC STUDIO*SAVE - Register for both the morning & afternoon class for $100, lunch provided! Register here

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