The Foundation is involved in several fundraising and sponsored events and projects. These activities help fund the many preservation, conservation, and educational projects that the Foundation supports annually. We not only fund projects at Malabar Farm but throughout the community and state that help promote and preserve the legacy of Louis Bromfield and his famous Malabar Farm. Since its founding the foundation has contributed over $2 million dollars to Malabar Farm State Park. Here are a few of our projects.
Little Buckeye Children’s Museum Barn Exhibit
The Malabar Farm Foundation sponsored the petting farm exhibit at the Little Buckeye Children’s Museum located in Mansfield, Ohio. This kid-friendly hands-on exhibit lets kids explore the barn and learn about farm animals. Do you love farm animals? Here, children can pretend to be farmers and care for all kinds of (stuffed) farm animals from cows, to sheep, to chickens, and more. They can collect chicken eggs, milk the cows, feed the pigs, and ride the horses in the Malabar Farm Foundation Petting Farm exhibit!
Mohican Regional Trail Guide
The Malabar Farm Foundation provided sponsorship of the publishing of the trail guide and supports volunteers for trail maintenance at Malabar Farm. The Mohican Trails Club (MTC) was organized for the purpose of providing volunteer hiking trail maintenance, trail restoration, and trail improvements within the Mohican State Park and Mohican Memorial Forest and assistance at Malabar Farm. Their objective is to lessen the burden on public-funded governmental agencies through a collaborative and cooperative relationship that ensures trail accessibility to visitors of the Mohican / Malabar Farm State Parks and Mohican Memorial Forest.
The Mohican Trails Club publishes a Mohican Regional Trail Guide of hiking, mountain biking (Mohican park only) horse, and water trails in the region. The map guide features colorful map views of Mohican / Malabar Farm State Parks and Pleasant Hill Lake Park. The locations of park facilities, trailhead locations, and parking areas are also shown on the map. For the winter enthusiasts, hunting areas and snowmobile trails (Mohican Forest) are also listed.
The Foundation sponsors scholarships to local community students that are interested in attending higher education in all areas and disciplines. Applications and requests vary each year depending on interest and available funding. Normally one scholarship annually is presented through an online application process and selection by the Foundation’s Education Committee. For information contact the Foundation office.