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Farm Centennial

Children's Fresh Air Farm Centennial

Since 1923, children in Birmingham have been able to retreat to the Children's Fresh Air Farm in Bluff Park to experience recreation time outdoors, nourishing food, and fellowship with caring teachers and friends. One hundred years later, IPC is still welcoming campers each summer who are able to make significant academic gains in their reading and math skills, thanks to dedicated teachers and volunteers that make the Summer Learning Program possible.

Centennial Renovations at the Farm

Garden Renovations

  • Completed in November 2022, the centennial garden renovations create a more accessible and safe space for enjoying the beauty of nature. In addition, a massive hedge of invasive privet has been removed and replaced by tea olives to welcome all to the Farm.

Pool House Update

  • Completed in May 2023, the Clinton Taylor Aquatic Center, named in memory of George and Honey Taylor’s son, now serves the needs of all who use the Farm— the Summer Learning Program, Bibletimes Marketplace, families in the community, and IPC memberts. The significant property improvements included ADA-compliant restrooms accessible from the outside the pool gates, new shower and changing areas, laundry operations onsite for the lifeguards who wash the towels and bathing suits given to each camper, and shade from the summer sun.

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About the Children's Fresh Air Farm

Support the mission of the Children's Fresh Air Farm as we prepare for the Summer Learning Program (SLP) for youth and children from Birmingham's Hayes K-8.

Make plans to attend our final Centennial celebration at the Children's Fresh Air Farm on October 28 and 29.

Please welcome Becky as she joins IPC staff as Director of Children's Fresh Air Farm, partnering with church members, educators, and volunteers, to direct an invaluable and historic IPC ministry.

We have achieved our fundraising goal for the pool house at the Children’s Fresh Air Farm, which will be officially called the Clinton Taylor Aquatic Center, named in memory of George and Honey Taylor’s son Clinton.