Discover Our Edible Landscape
The engine of our innovation, The Farm at Southall is also our inspiration. Bringing together traditional methods and advanced technology, such as hydroponics, we invite you to experience our guided tours, enjoy apple picking in our orchard, explore beekeeping at our apiary, forage for wild edibles in the forest, get your hands dirty and help with the harvesting, and discover all that goes into creating a healthy and sustainable farm.
Life on the Farm
Visit with a member of the Southall team during morning farm chores to learn more about our sustainable farming practices and life on the farm.
Stroll or Bike Around the Lake
At your own pace, walk or bike around the lake using the Southall app. Scan easy-to-locate QR codes along the way to learn about our native grass project and how the lake is at the heart of farm life.
Stories of the Land
Stop by the Glade Building to hear about this land’s rich history and our farming practices at Southall.
Explore the Forest
Grab your water bottle and explore our five miles of hiking trails while learning more about the trees you’ll find in the forest, including walnut, beech, buckeye, persimmon, black locust, paw paw, and evergreen. Signs will show you the way and help you identify the various species. Our QR code program will also help you take a deeper dive into our forested areas.
Rise and Shine
Meet our rooster and learn about Southall’s poultry and livestock operations during this one-hour ride-along tour.
Everything Starts with a Seed
Join Chef Tyler Brown at the Courtyard garden to learn about our innovative seed-saving program. Then, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Southall’s Orangerie.
Old Ways, New Ways Farm Tour
Discover old and new methods of farming at Southall and take a tour of Greener Roots’ hydroponic operations during a ride-along with Farm Program Manager Tasha Kennard.
Guided Apiary Tour
Buzz around the farm with our beekeeper, learning about our pollination program and the essential role honeybees play in agriculture and on our working farm. You’ll enjoy a taste of our award-winning honey, too.
Field Tour & Tasting
Stroll through the rows of our production fields or the kitchen gardens with Farm Manager Sarah Edmonds and Chef Tyler Brown, and taste what’s in season during this engaging walking tour.
Forage in the Wild
Join a member of our culinary team to wander and forage for wild ramps, mushrooms, and berries in the forest. You’ll learn about the practice of foraging and how our culinary team incorporates foraged ingredients into our menus at Mary Amelia, our signature restaurant.
Build a Fire
Enjoy stargazing, storytelling, and s’mores as you discover the role of fire on the farm, and how to safely build (and tend) a fire while using natural materials. This experience includes a take-home fire-starting kit and s’mores for all.
Get Your Hands Dirty
Help us harvest the bounty of the farm and learn how the relationship between our culinary and farm teams inspires our menus.
Immerse yourself in farm life as you learn about our sustainable farming practices. You’ll help with farm chores, planting, harvesting, and also enjoy lunch with the team.
Southall offers a variety of educational workshops and events throughout the year, with topics including sustainable farming practices, beekeeping, seed-saving, painting, pottery, woodworking, photography, and more. Check our activity calendar during your stay.
Meet the Maker
Reserve a seat at the Meet the Maker series during your stay to hear stories from the makers, craftsmen, and artisans that have found inspiration in the South, and learn how their work is woven into Southall. If you want to dig deeper, visit our calendar to book a hands-on workshop or check with our concierge for a list of local boutiques, shops, and markets showcasing our beloved community of makers.