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Project BioChemistry at Mezzacello
Project BioChemistry at Mezzacello

Mon, Jul 17


Mezzacello 21st Century Urban Farm

Project BioChemistry at Mezzacello

This one-week program runs from 9am-12pm on July 17th-21st. Open to rising 5th-8th Graders, ages 10-14.

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Time & Location

Jul 17, 2023, 9:00 AM EDT – Jul 21, 2023, 12:00 PM EDT

Mezzacello 21st Century Urban Farm, 33 N 20th St, Columbus, OH 43203, USA

About This Event

During this one-week morning course you will learn the basics of renewable biomass and compost at Mezzacello 21st Century Farm. Topics covered will include:

  • Intro to the chemistry and physics of ecological, and sanitization systems.
  • Build a portable methane generator and power a steam turbine.
  • Build a bioreactor module and deploy it in the reactor tower.
  • Design challenges to determine the best ways to use compost and compost products an urban farm.

This week-long 1/2 day program will culminate with an in person demonstration of learning for family and friends, as well as a recording for later viewing.


Waterproof and sterilizable shoes will be a requirement for this camp as will gloves, safety glasses and masks. If these are not available, pairs can be provided or 3D printed for a nominal extra fee.

Students will be working with low danger toxins and bacteria in a highly supervised, sterile environment. Sinks and sanitization facilities are readily available.

Experience with plants and compost is a plus, but NOT mandated.

Program sold out? You can register to be on our waitlist. We will notify you if and when a spot opens up!

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