Building Campaign

Solid Ground School is a 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations made to SGS are tax deductible. We are happy to provide a receipt at your request. Please contact our administrator at for more information.

Thanks to our supporters, our education center is becoming a reality--but we still need help to finish!
The children and the teachers breaking ground on Solid Ground's new education center.

We're Growing on Solid Ground

Our programs are growing, and our space must grow too! We've constructed a new solar-powered education center to expand our operations.

The center features additional classrooms, a library, an art studio, and more space to serve more children and their families.

This education center not only ensures the future growth of Solid Ground School, it allows for the expansion of Solid Ground's vision through its partner organizations, Solid Ground Farm and Rising Appalachia. This day camp hopes to offer overnight programming to out-of-town youth, thereby increasing underserved populations’ access to environmental education and nature exploration, which has for the last decade inspired in children a love of the outdoors and confidence in their abilities to navigate our world.

Finally, the center allows Solid Ground to further its mission to grow community connections, by offering weeknight and weekend community events based on sustainable agriculture and nature exploration.

Help us to inspire and empower ourselves – and the next generation – as we learn through experience that we are all in this together and that, through thoughtful collaboration, we will reach our potential as individuals, global citizens, and participants in the earth’s ecosystems. Please consider a donation today to help us grow on Solid Ground.

The New Solid Ground

Imagine a community farm, an educational and cultural center that meaningfully connects each of us to one another and to the land that supports us. Fruit and nuts hang from the forested canopy and vegetables rise from the earth; you browse as you stroll along the ridgetop, watching butterflies flit from flower to flower; kids catch fish and frogs from a small pond, while others gather chicken eggs, or purposefully stack stumps and logs to build the day’s new playscape. As you carry your harvest down the path to the farm-to-table cafeteria, you catch a hint of chestnuts roasting in a wood-fired oven. A group of college students works together at pressing apple cider for that night’s community dinner. The inviting fire has drawn a crowd, and you settle onto a stump while a strumming guitar accompanies the sounds of the forest. Stories of the day's exploits on the obstacle course begin to pass around the circle. This is how a day goes on Solid Ground – one we look forward to sharing with you and with all who visit Southeast Ohio.

At Solid Ground, we are growing connections: between people, communities, landscapes, and economies, as we seek to build an ecosystem based on cooperation, creativity, and relevant engagement with our world. Through the contexts of a working sustainable farm, a school, a day camp, and a community education center, Solid Ground offers people of all ages the chance to play, to develop meaningful relationships, and to experience the transformative joy of engaging with the natural world. Our projects are participant-driven, utilize local resources, and benefit our neighbors and the world around us.

Help us share the bounty of the farm with more people

If donating online isn't your cup of tea, monetary donations can also be physically mailed to:

Solid Ground School, 13262 Liars Corner Rd, Millfield, OH 45761.

Please note on your donation whether you intend the donation for the tuition assistance fund, the building campaign, or for the general school fund.

For more information contact Weston Lombard, Director of Operations at 740-856-6299 or