West Haven Farm was the original “central campus” for many of Groundswell’s programs. WHF is a 10-acre, 260-member Community Supported Agriculture farm business, located at EcoVillage, two miles from downtown Ithaca, NY. The entire 10 acres is fenced for deer protection, and irrigated through a pond-water distribution system. Equipment includes two tractors and a full line of implements for vegetable and tree fruit production.
This farm provides a learning lab for production and marketing of certified organic vegetables, herbs, flowers and tree fruits. Production facilities include a large state-of-the-art heated greenhouse and multiple unheated high tunnels for year-round production and marketing. Marketing facilities include an on-site CSA distribution center and a bi-weekly booth at the Ithaca Farmers Market, both of which will be used by Groundswell students for training in direct marketing.