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This program is SOLD OUT.

Project BioTech at Mezzacello

Program Dates/Times: June 3rd-7th (9am-4pm) | Open to rising 5th-8th Graders, ages 11-14

  • Ended
  • 75 US dollars
  • Mezzacello Urban Farm (33 N 20th St Columbus, Ohio 43203)

About this Program

During this popular summer camp, participants will be introduced to the multiple ecosystems, animals, labs, and resources available at Mezzacello Urban Farm. BioTechnology is a key facet of the work at Mezzacello. The integration of livestock, plants, soil, water, and energy systems to better achieve sustainability is covered and expanded upon. There will be mud, manure, dirt, and live animals as well as robots, sensors, power systems, and biology labs. There will also be lots of fun, games, design challenges and team building activities. Participants will learn the basics of integrated enclosed ecosystems and how to maximize natural, renewable resources in the urban environment to create a healthy home for humans, animals, pollinators, soil microbes, and compost. Topics covered will include: • Intro to animal feed, care, planning, vet tech, and husbandry. • Sanitation and the microbiological basics of disease, health, and introduction to pathology. • Water Conservation and purification techniques and tips. • Ecosystems and their interdependent networks and an introduction to the botany of a farm. Please note: Lunch will NOT be provided so please plan on packing lunch each day. IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: The camp requires that all participants come prepared to learn on a working farm. That means long pants and access to sterilizable rubber boots. If these are not available, a pair can be provided for a nominal extra fee. Experience with animals is a plus, but NOT mandated. 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. Program sold out? You can register to be on our waitlist. We will notify you if and when a spot opens up!

Cancellation Policy

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. Registration cancellations and requests for refunds must be made via phone call or email. PAST must cancellation requests no later than 30 days prior to the first day of the event/program. After the above deadline, no refunds of any type, including no-shows, are given. Any fees associated with a credit card payment will be assessed before submitting a refund. Requests may be e-mailed to or mailed to 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH, and must include the following information: - Registrant's name and email address - Event/program name and date(s) Extraordinary Circumstance: Exception to the rules above — Refunds may be granted if a registrant is unable to attend the event/program due to a family death, or other extraordinary circumstance. In such a circumstance, please contact PAST by email with the specifics of the situation. A review shall be conducted by PAST management. Decision on whether approval was granted shall be emailed to the requestor. PAST reserves the right to modify this Cancellation/Refund Policy at its discretion. Any such revision or change will be binding and effective immediately after posting of the revised Cancellation/Refund Policy on our website. Contact us via email at

Contact Details


Past Foundation, Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH, USA

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