The Americana Foundation is located on Tollgate Farm, a 160-acre historic farmstead originally owned by the Foundation’s founders - Adolph H. and Ginger Meyer – and currently by the Americana Foundation and Michigan State University.
In support of educational programs that address the preservation of American agriculture, hands-on learning for children, families, and adults is provided at Tollgate. With its farm animals, fields, gardens, rolling hills, woodlands, and more, this special site offers a unique opportunity to experience agriculture on a working farm in an urban environment.
The Foundation provides support in a variety of ways at Tollgate. For example:
- Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
- Maintenance of historical buildings on-site
- Facility improvements
- Youth programs (e.g., summer camps, science field trips, discovery days)
- Master Gardener Program
- Professional training and educational workshops
- Community events
- And more!