Fowler Farm

Fowler Farm

What is Fowler farm? With our amazing partners at Hendrick House Farm, Farm Director Ann Swanson leads tours and interactive activities with teachers and students in this amazing outdoor classroom. Unit 4 and District 116 students can learn about edible gardens, composting, plant and animal life cycles, weather, biodiversity, and more! There is a covered Learn and Grow Pavillion, working greenhouse, Hendrick House Farm, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) that includes a wash pack and refrigeration facility on-site! Unit 4 and District 116 teachers complete a Visit Request Form (PDF below) and submit to to set up a field trip.

Download Visit Request Form

Visit, Explore, Discover what Unit 4 & District 116 students are learning as they generate connections between scientific theory and practice.

Information: Call CU Schools Foundation (217) 398-2873 or email

Directions from CU: Take US150 west to Rising Road, go south 1/2 mile past the railroad tracks. Fowler Farm sign will be on your left. Look for the Learn & Grow Pavilion.

Juli Anders

Mona Amir and Aiden

Ann and Michael