Emma Prusch Farm Park

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Emma Prusch Farm Park
EmmaPruschFarmhouse.jpg
Preserved farm house at the park
Location 647 S King Road, San Jose, CA 95116
Governing body Emma Prusch Farm Park Foundation, 501c3
Cit of San Jose Parks & Recreation Dept.
Owner City of San Jose

Emma Prusch Farm Park is a 43.5 acre (176,000 m²) park in East San Jose, CA. Donated by Emma Prusch to the City of San Jose in 1962 to use to demonstrate the valley's agricultural past, it includes a 4-H barn (the largest in San Jose), community gardens, a rare-fruit orchard, demonstration gardens, picnic areas, and expanses of lawn. The park is host to an annual Harvest Festival and is operated cooperatively by the San Jose Parks and Recreation Department and the non-profit Emma Prusch Farm Park Foundation.[1]

History[edit]

The land for this 42-acre (17 ha) farm park was donated by Emma Prusch to San Jose, California[2] in 1962 to keep for agricultural purposes, and provides an introduction to farm life.[3] The park is operated as a small farm by the City of San Jose, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services. Barn space is provided to city kids in the 4-H and Future Farmers of America so they can experience farming practices in an urban environment. The farm also has a rare fruit orchard, a deciduous fruit orchard and two community gardens, and a 6-acre (24,000 m2) urban farming project called Veggielution. In the spring, the park offers guided tours for K–3 school groups. These tours provide a sensory education emphasis while students learn about gardens, fruit orchard, poultry and livestock.

Rare Fruit Orchard

Features[edit]

Photo gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Emma Prusch Farm Park". Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services. City of San Jose. Archived from the original on 2005-03-10. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "San Jose Dept. of Parks and Recreation page". 
  3. ^ "Friends Prusch Farm Park". 

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Coordinates: 37°20′25″N 121°50′45″W / 37.34028°N 121.84583°W / 37.34028; -121.84583