Saturday, 29 September, 2018 @ 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM | Cost:Free
Come visit a fourth generation family farm and woodland just one mile southwest of EIU campus. Robert and Virginia Lynch purchased Farm 12 of Coles County in 1948. This 40 acre homestead is located on what was then known as Hog Farm Road, our present day University Drive. Hear the history of the farm starting with Robert, who attended EIU from first grade through college, Tom (his son) who attended EIU’s laboratory school through graduate school, and now Mike and Scott Lynch, both EIU graduates as well. The farm was originally a livestock and produce operation which featured a roadside stand that many of Charleston’s most seasoned residents can still remember. Tour the grounds and view the current activities including organically grown tomatoes, pick-your-own sweet corn, a hopyard and pumpkin patch. Learn about the ongoing forest management practices and discuss future plans for the property such as native prairie grass stands and botanical display gardens. As stewards of the land for successive generations, the Lynch Family wishes to create a sustainable, family friendly environment for Charlestonians to enjoy.
Free and open to the public. Register by calling 581-5114 or: https://sce.eiu.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=FA18ALLYNCHCategories: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
6200 N CR 1550 East
(south University Dr)
Charleston, IL 61920