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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.

Program sold out? You can register to be on our waitlist. We will notify you if and when a spot open
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Time & Location

Jul 17, 9:00 AM EDT – Jul 21, 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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    Minimum Registration Requirement: If registration for a program offering is less than the minimum number (10), the program will not be offered at that time. You will be notified if the program does not meet the minimum number You will receive an email a week prior to the start of the program with information regarding location, paperwork, drop off and pick up time, along with the culminating program presentation information. Please fill out the student forms for participation in this program.


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