The Farm and Garden Crew

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Would you like to get your hands dirty working on a historic farm? Then come join the farm and garden stewards and help enhance the interpretive setting of Chellberg farm. Share your love of outdoor flowers, vegetables, native plant gardening, and animals while working on a historic small-farm setting. Volunteers interact with visitors and answer questions about the park and farm.

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The Chellberg Farm represents a typical 1890 through 1910 Swedish and Northwestern Indiana farmstead. Anders and Johanna Chellberg, with their young son Charles, made the long journey from Sweden to this country in 1863. After their arrival in northwest Indiana, the Chellbergs became part of a growing Swedish community. In 1869, the Chellbergs purchased 40 acres of land and established their own farm.


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For more volunteer opportunities, contact The Park Connection Office by calling (219) 221-7098 or email us to connect with the Volunteer Program Manager.

Last updated: March 22, 2018

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