23 Nelson Road, Ithaca

Barns of Tompkins County

23 Nelson Road, Ithaca

Groton, New York 13073, United States

Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County

Point of Interest Details

This carriage house was rehabilatated in 2006 and is part of Three Swallows Farm. The 30' x 40' barn has a ca.1880 fieldstone foundation and is timber framed using square-rule framing methods. The foundation of a second barn remains to the east of the barn. Three Swallows Farm is home to the Youth Farm Project, an educational farm that provides sustainable agriculture and social justice education to youth from pre-K to high school. High school youth spend the summer working on the farm and become familiar with our regional and national food system as well as the discrepancies within them. Food grown on the farm is distributed throughout the county through a Harvest Box program, bringing produce to Titus Towers and the McGraw House, and through The Mobile Market, bringing fresh food to Pete's Gas Station and John's Convenience Store, both on a weekly schedule throughout the growing season. The Youth Farm Project also provides curriculum for regional public school field trips as well as the Ithaca Waldorf School, from whom the surrounding farm land is leased. The historic barn provides a unique educational space as well as work space for all ages. Learn more at www.youthfarmproject.org.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Barns of Tompkins County


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