The 70-acre George Jones Memorial Farm and Nature Preserve brings the campus and community together to champion organic food, social and food justice, and environmental sustainability. Named after beloved Oberlin College botanist George Jones and leased by the New Agrarian Center, the farm encourages future farmers by providing internships, hands-on experience with local food and wildlife, and field trips and day camps for elementary students.
“The beautiful thing about George Jones Farm is that it’s a working farm,” says farm director Brad Melzer. “It also has protected wetland, a woodlot with old growth in it, a prairie—all these different zones and ecosystems that students can look at and study.”
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35 miles west of Cleveland
Nearest Airport: CLE
9% in-state, 84% out-of-state,
7% from abroad
and 40+ theater & dance
productions every year
Oberlin graduates go on to earn
than alumni of other undergraduate colleges
Steinway grand pianos,
1,500 instruments of highest quality
in grants awarded to
students each year