Santee Farm and Gardens is both a working organic farm and educational center combined. We provide public access to training, tools, land and educational materials on two separate growing sites.
The first site is a 1/2 acre complex which includes a 1/4 acre bio-intensive organic garden, a dairy barn, a petting zoo and shaded sitting areas with educational display panels. Guests are escorted through fifty plus beds of heirloom vegetables, Native American plants, flowers and medicinal herbs. Self directed exploring is encouraged. Kids can tag along with parents or hang-out in the adjacent petting zoo area.
The second site, called the Garden Of Seven Gates, is a 6.5 ridge-top pasture transformed into seven distinct growing zones. The entire property is surronunded by an 8' high fence to ward off the pesky deer population. The Garden Of Seven Gates is designed as a permaculture work in progress and will combine perenial, anual, orchard and small scale gardening production with the eventual use of draft animal power. Tours are welcomed.
Fresh organic vegetables available from May through November. From baby greens in the spring through jerusalem artichokes in the fall and everything in between.
Santee's outreach includes an active internship program, and sharing available gardening space with local families. We also donate surplus produce to the Greater Wheeling Soup Kitchen.
The farm stand is open from 9:00am until dark. Parking is available along Palace Limestone Rd.
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