EDUCATION PROGRAMS--please check back soon for more 2017-2018 options! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for specific questions or scheduling requests.
Our education programs teach students about local organic agriculture through hands on activities that incorporate math, science, art and writing as well as practical life skills such as gardening, problem solving, and working together.
Discover how an organic, urban farm operates with a guided tour of the farm highlighting each area of what we do. Students will gain an understanding of a local sustainable farm operation by learning how we grow food organically, keep bees, practice animal and fish husbandry, composting, flowers, solar power, put on farm events and more. We are open to tailoring tours to any special interests your group may have and to the age of the tour attendees. And ask what’s happening in our fields at the time of your trip!
FARM TOUR PRICE: $6.50 per student. One adult parent/chaperone (free of charge) per 10 students required. Bus drivers and teachers are free. Add-on to a group tour +$1 per person for one of the following:
• Sustainability Scavenger Hunt: Search the farm for veggies and fruits, insects, animals, tools and more.
• Nature Bracelets: Take home a collection of seeds, petals, and leaves you find from the tour on your wrist!
• Plant a Seed to take home: Discover how to take care of a seed so it grows into a vegetable you can eat. Plant a seed together that you can take home and care for!
~PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP~
Now that you've planned your visit, we have a couple of guidelines to help you and your students prepare for a successful trip.
It is important that students observe farm rules. These guidelines have been developed with the safety of the children and the our crops in mind. We will review the following rules required of each visitor when your class arrives. They are:
- Watch where you step - even the smallest foot can damage seedlings and irrigation tubing.
- Ask before you pick anything - children may have the opportunity to harvest, but need to wait for instruction.
- Stay with your group - sometimes activities are spread out and we don’t want anyone getting lost.
- Respect the people and the farm - any tools or resources provided are to be used with care and for their intended purpose.