We are a 15-acre working farm founded in 2004 by the Racine Dominicans. We share this space with a variety of animals: alpacas, goats, chickens, ducks, geese, and guinea fowl. Renewable energy helps provide for our electrical needs on the property. We have solar, wind, and geothermal sources. We have built a tree house, education center, hermitage, and addition to the farm house with reclaimed and sustainable building materials. Our compost, gardens and hoop house support our educational programs.
EJC promotes healthy eating and sustainable living through programs such as our “Growing Healthy” first grade field trips, summer ecology camps, and our high school Farm Corps program. Youth learn where their food comes from, how it is grown, and how to cook and enjoy healthy food. We make a concerted effort to reach people who live in the food deserts of Racine with our programming through community partnerships with Community Oriented Policing neighborhood houses and a local farmers market located at the WIC office. We also offer a wide variety of adult workshops and seasonal celebrations.
Most of our ministry would not be possible without many, many volunteer hours provided by adult, youth, and community service volunteers and donors such as yourself. Thank you for being part of the EJC community!