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Michigan State University Extension - Tollgate Farm & Education Center

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy


28115 Meadowbrook Rd.Novi, MI 48377 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

MSU Tollgate provides non-formal learning opportunities for children, families, and adults, offering the unique opportunity to experience agriculture hands-on in an urban environment. Using research based curriculum and methods, visitors can explore the joys of gardening and the natural world, appreciate and promote locally grown food, and develop a healthy community.


The views of rolling farmland available around MSU Tollgate are practically unknown elsewhere in present-day Oakland County, making it one of the original historical sites of Novi, Michigan. The 160 acre farmstead is currently owned by Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Americana Foundation. The MSU Tollgate farm site represents a working farm with animals, community gardens, and sustainable agriculture demonstrations.

We host a variety of educational programs and classes such as:

  • 4-H youth programs
  • Homeowner horticulture
  • Farm Sprouts Preschool
  • Community food systems education
  • Woodlot management
  • Agriculture and natural resources


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