Mezzacello’s Mission and Vision


Welcome to Mezzacello, a Twenty-First Century Urban non-profit 501(c)3 Urban Farm modeled after Thomas Jefferson’s famous Monticello. Mezzacello is just a little Monticello but with better technology and a bolder plan. This is Mezzacello’s Mission and Vision.

Our Mission:

Grow, Maintain, Sustain, Explain, and Entertain with applied STEM

Our Vision:

Create frictionless opportunities for people to explore relationships between ecologies, farming, robotics, automation, and applied STEM in a densely populated urban environment.

The goal of Mezzacello is to function as both a sustainable, private formal and food garden as well as a public educational agricultural training center to introduce kids and school groups to the concepts that Thomas Jefferson pioneered as well as the best in ag-science that has been developed over the past 240 years.

There are five components to Mezzacello: Grow, Maintain, Sustain, Explain, and Entertain


All of the available ag-science around maintaining healthy ecosystems and the particular and global needs each ecosystem has. In addition, the ecosystem as a whole is explored and propagated so that all parts both contribute and support the land and life. An important component of Grow is the process of converting the hard urban built environment into healthy soil capable of supporting a variety of ecosystems and animals.


The tricks and trades of keeping up a healthy urban ecosystem that includes private formal gardens, a large potager garden, an herb garden, chickens, ducks, rabbits, fish crickets, worms, several greenhouses, and all the tools, chemicals, and systems needed to maintain a healthy, balanced homestead.


The renovation of the house and grounds as well as an introduction to the concepts of keeping livestock, plants, structures, soil, waste streams, and human occupants in balance and healthy.


The grounds contain facilities for groups or individuals to visit and participate in the life of Mezzacello. There are covered spaces for meeting, and plenty of diverse gardens and ecosystems for kids and adults to explore.


Join us and plan your next event or meeting here. Use the contact form located here or schedule a tour.

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Mezzacello in plan view

Mezzacello Plan View in 2020