MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center provides hands-on experiences for youth and adults in a production agriculture setting. We connect people to the source of their food and the natural world. Experiences in nature and agriculture provide many positive health outcomes. Unfortunately, individuals with limited mobility because of a wheelchair or walker have difficulty participating in these opportunities.
You can help change that by giving to the MSU Tollgate Farm Wheelchair Accessibility Initiative and help youth and adults with limited mobility visit the farm.
This project will support people with limited mobility in accessing the fields, woods, and pastures of MSU Tollgate Farm. By supporting this project, you will make it possible for people with limited mobility to engage with our programs. We could purchase several different pieces of equipment that will improve access for wheelchairs depending on the amount of funding raised. Specialized rollable walk-way mats ($1,000-$3,000), a wheelchair lift for our hay-wagons ($3,500), or a custom-built trailer are all options for improving accessibility at the farm ($7,000-$10,000).
For more information about the initiative and to donate, click here.
We are also asking people to think about giving their donation on Give Green Day on March 16 as there will be other matching donations from other major MSU donors.