Accommodations at Eden Hall Farm
Eden Hall is a 388-acre farm in Richland township that was once the H.J. Heinz Company's working women's retreat center. Today, it is home to Chatham University's Falk School of Sustainability.
Eden Hall Lodge
Spending time in the field stone lodge is like taking a trip back in time. The building's rooms and retro furniture connect visitors to the history of the place - a center for relaxation and reflection. The lodge is equipped with cozy bedrooms, shower facilities, and common areas. It's swimming pool, bowling alley, pool table, and adjacent hiking trails make it the ideal location for a retreat. Eden Hall's teaching-scale kitchen, organic garden, apiaries, orchard, wooded trails and greenhouses create a working educational site that provides multiple opportunities for exploring, growing, and creating.
All students will stay in the lodge's dorm-style rooms with bathrooms and showers centrally located inside the hall. Students will be asked to share a room. Trained Chatham University Resident Assistants will stay in the lodge at night to ensure student safety, answer questions, address health needs, and enforce curfews. Linens are provided.
Using produce grown at the Eden Hall Garden, chiefs will prepare meals onsite by Chatham's food provider Parkhurst. Students will have an opportunity to help prepare several meals with the help of Parkhurst staff. All meals are included in the cost of the program.
What to bring
- Casual attire
- Appropriate shoes/boots for walking in the woods and gardening
- Flip flops for the shower
- Rain gear
- Sweatshirt/sweater for cooler weather
- Hat (you'll be out in the sun)
Miscellaneous but IMPORTANT
- Sun glasses
- Bug repellent
- Water bottles
- Gardening gloves
- Any medications you normally take
- Laptop (not required. We have a small computer lab on site)
- Camera or camera phone
- Phone charger, laptop charger
- You may want to spend your own money when we are on field trips