Farm Based Education
The Old School Farm Education encourages students to learn and understand the food origins and develop a deeper connection with the natural world. By showcasing the succession of steps from farm-to-table, we hope to foster a greater connection between students and agricultural practices.
We create opportunities to integrate classroom learning with engaging hands-on experience where students comprehend the practices of responsible food production and consumption.
We offer practical, empirical, inquiry-based education with tangible results.
Fall Fields Trips are open for
Our field trips are for small groups of students in grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 and are focused on specific content areas.
They offer creative and
problem solving opportunities.
We expose students to responsibilities and tasks related to small-scale farming
Fall Field Trips are designed to give students an experience of fall farm activities: harvesting, collecting seeds, and preparing soil.
We offer a variety of hands-on activities meant to further engage student learning.
Bring in the Harvest relay race (K-8)
A relay race to engage students in the process of harvesting root vegetables while working cooperatively to accomplish a shared task.
Tour Pollinator Garden (K-8)
Tour our 2-acre market garden to experience and observe the amazing biodiversity unique to a farm ecosystem.
How seeds travel (K-5)
An interactive lesson instructing students on 4 ways different types of seeds are planted and where they come from.
Plant Life Cycles (K-8)
Students will experience the stages of life for plants from the ground up.
Students will participate in relevant farming activities by sewing a variety of seeds while learning the importance healthy soil through the application of “green manure”.
Seed bombs (3-8)
Students will create “seed bombs” with local and native seed varieties. These seeds can be used to encourage biodiversity and repair existing natural environments.
Seed harvesting and saving (3-8)
Students will problem solve different strategies for separating seeds given a limited set of tools. They will match seed varieties with the variety of flower and will create packets of seeds to take with them.