In a pristine location on the Saco River in Southern Maine, The Ecology School’s innovative River Bend Farm campus lives and breathes a sustainable future, now. All around our program participants, experiential ways of growing food and conserving energy show that humans can thrive while nourishing the ecosystems we inhabit. River Bend Farm’s forest, fields, and streams allow us to explore specific plants, animals, organisms and their habitats and in great depth, providing a richer understanding of how living and non-living factors affect one another over time in every ecosystem.
Our working agroecology farm, dormitory, kitchen, and dining commons will exceed every official “green” standard, modeling regenerative and self-sufficient ways to grow and prepare food, power our buildings, and utilize technology to minimize negative human impact on the ecosystems we inhabit. River Bend Farm opens our eyes to what’s possible, reimagining the future, now.