Our Mission

It is our goal and mission to provide the opportunity for people of all ages to increase their understanding of the natural environment of Northwest Ohio and to interact with their fellow inhabitants in a sustainable manner.


Your generous donation supports educational programming in the areas of science, art and history, maintains the nature preserve and care for and feed the residents of the farm animal sanctuary.


We offer opportunities for enrichment in environmental education, art and nature, Ohio history, and outdoor fitness in a natural space like no other facility in our region. Whether a short-term event, project, or longer-term commitment, we welcome you to join the effort.


Attend an upcoming event, contact us to schedule a visit for you or your group. We offer scheduled programs throughout the year, including Star Walks, Bird Hikes, Art-in-Nature workshops, Music Jams and Ohio History immersion.

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News & Events

  • birds and burr-d

    The birding team of David Smith and Deb Weston are stepping up their Quarry Farm game again in anticipation of fall migration. As we watered and fed the farm animal sanctuary residents, Deb’s car passed the front gate sometime around 7 this morning. Shortly thereafter, a large heron-ish bird flew up from the nature preserve […]

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  • ACE Day 2022

    The last time students from Ohio Northern University (ONU) spent part of Ada Community Engagement Day, or ACE Day, at The Quarry Farm, COVID-19 wasn’t a household word. The word ‘pandemic’ prompted grainy images of people wearing masks and schools, theaters and businesses shuttered worldwide in 1918 because of Spanish flu.  Super Dave Seitz hadn’t […]

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Late Summer on The Quarry Farm