The latest creation of the Borrego Art Institute is the ArtFarm, an expanded art, food, and education campus, including new parking facilities and a creative approach to urban farming in the desert. Soon locally grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, and flowers will provide farm-to-fork delight, a novel experience for desert dwellers and visitors.
The ArtFarm allows BAI to extend its mission to encourage and provide instruction in the arts in the Borrego Springs community by including culinary arts, gardening, community sustainability, and research into cutting edge, desert friendly, organic farming practices. The farm will serve as an educational and event venue, and provide access to locally grown produce for the BAI restaurant, Borrego Springs Community and local chefs. Local middle school students will actively participate in all aspects of the ArtFarm, learning about planting, growing, harvesting and marketing the produce.