Clarkston Family Farm

Clarkston Family Farm
Chelsea O’Brien, Executive Director, along with staff and friends tell us all about the non-profit, educational organization that is committed to inspiring the next generation about the value of nature and healthy food while creating a positive community gathering space.

Brunch with Brioni’s
Feb 28 • 1 min
A short announcement about an exciting new fundraising event coming to the Farm on May 17. —- Send in a voice message:
March 2020 - What’s Happening at the Farm
Feb 27 • 0 min
March is a very busy month at the Farm. Chelsea tells us about the many diverse programs. Listen and sign up at —- Send in a voice message:
9 - Programs and Events for the Whole Family
Feb 4 • 19 min
A discussion with Board members Sarah Johnson, Fundraising Chairperson and Clem Bond, Outreach Chairperson. —- Send in a voice message:
8 - Our Friends at Brioni’s Cafe and Deli
Feb 3 • 19 min
This is another in our series of friends of the Clarkston Family Farm. Chelsea talks with Louise Stakle, owner of Brioni Cafe and Deli. Brioni’s was a major meeting point for the planning and problem solving involved in the early days of the Farm. Louise,…
7 - Organic Sustainable Gardening
Jan 26 • 20 min
Carole Bodner and Wally Niezguski discuss with Chelsea some of the reasons why organic gardening is so important and a few of methods learned over years. —- Send in a voice message:
6 - Our Friends at Bittersweet Farm
Jan 26 • 24 min
Barbara Hamilton and Bob McGowan, owners of Bittersweet Farm are Chelsea’s guests on this episode. Bittersweet Farm is a non-profit, organic farm growing vegetables for the Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. —- Send in a voice message:…
5 - Counselor’s Corner #2
Jan 20 • 20 min
We gathered some additional counselors and Chelsea talked with them more specifically about Camp Wild - what they liked most about it and what they wished for the camp and the Farm in the future. Please send us any comments you have about this, other…
4 - Counselor’s Corner #1
Jan 14 • 21 min
The Clarkston Family Farm relies on a dedicated group of volunteer counselors to help run many of the programs. In this episode, Chelsea talks to a few of them about their passion for the Farm’s programs and the kids that they mentor. We will be hearing…
3 - Community Connection - Conversation with Tom and Kathy Middleton
Dec 9, 2019 • 19 min
This is the first in an ongoing, intermittent series of Community Connection episodes. In these episodes, we will find out more about the many community supporters of the Clarkston Family Farm and their understanding of the importance of the Farm to the…
2 - Healing Hoophouse
Nov 25, 2019 • 17 min
On this episode, Chelsea O’Brien, Executive Director of Clarkston Family Farm talks with Amy Vine, Board Member designated as Liaison to the Special Needs Community about the recently snow-damaged “Hopeful Hoophouse”. The new “Healing Hoophouse” will be…
1 - Our Story - The Creation of an Educational Farm
Nov 14, 2019 • 22 min
Only a few years old, the Clarkston Family Farm is a unique place in the Clarkston, Michigan area. Dedicated to educating the next generation about healthy foods, the value of nature and sustainability in the context of positive community gathering space.…