Farming Foundations- A Tour for all Ages
Get outside and experience the wonder and joy found on our farm!
Explore the everyday relationships we have with nature and farms using all of your senses. Activities are geared to the participants ages encouraging them to connect the farm to their world through the food they eat and drink and the products they use everyday.
This tour is an engaging way to strengthen their connection to the world around them, building a stronger foundation of knowledge and understanding for a future of healthier choices.
Available May to mid November. Activities and crops vary with the season.
Stone Soup – Building community and connections through food.
Our Farming Foundations tour with a special theme.
With the spirit of the “Stone Soup” story kept in mind, participants pick a variety of crops from our fields to take back with them. Whether you have a community service project planned, a food bank to donate to, make soup for everyone or divide the harvest equally amongst the participants- the focus of this tour is on community and not the individual. We are stronger as a village.
Available July to September – our main growing season.
Meet and feed the farm animals. Learn about their needs and characteristics, how they change as they grow, as well as how we care for them and why we have them.
Explore the growth cycle of the plants, the parts of the plant, the importance of soil, the water cycle and how they are all connected. The field component varies with the season, we plant in the spring and harvest summer into fall.
The plant activities change with the season. Connect with what we’re growing in the fields.
- Spring Awakening – children plant a strawberry plant which they will take home to nurture and with care produce some yummy strawberries.
- Summer is the time to pick from the selection of crops in our fields.
- Fall – is pumpkin time and the children will pick their own pumpkin to take home with them.
Emphasis is placed on activities that are inquiry based, interactive and age appropriate. We believe children learn by doing and try to incorporate a number of different learning styles into our activities.
A tour on our tractor drawn wagon around our fields gives you a sense of the scope of farming, the variety of crops we grow, their seasons and how farms compare to a backyard garden.
gives children the opportunity for safe, unstructured play time in a grassy, natural setting allowing them to experience the fun side of farms. Imagination reigns in our Barnyard Adventure playground.
by knowledgeable, enthusiastic farm educators that greet you and stay with you for the duration of your visit.
Starting times for the tours are flexible to allow for bus schedules and travel times. We suggest you stay at least 3 hours as this allows ample time for our program and a lunch break
is provided to reinforce what they’ve learned once back in the classroom and in their home