Bring your class or preschool group to the farm for a fun and educational field trip! Common Ground Farm field trips provide a true field to fork experience. Students will tour our fields, meet with our farmers, and harvest crops! They will take their harvest to the classroom, where they will work with a local chef to create a delicious seasonal dish. Students will also visit with the barn animals, learning about their jobs on a working farm. Our programs change with the seasons--in the spring we learn about the important role of the greenhouse in starting seeds, how farmers take care of seedlings, spring crops, lambs, and chicks. In the fall we learn about autumn harvesting, cover cropping, curing fall vegetable, and taking care of the barn animals when the weather gets cold.
We can also add an additional topic that builds on school curriculum, such as a lady bug or earthworm exploration, or a visit to the pond and study of its food web. Contact education director Sember Weinman at email@example.com to discuss designing a program especially suited to your current curriculum.
Visits are 2 hours long for elementary schools, and we can work with as many as 60 students at a time. We can accomodate shorter programs for for preschool groups. Groups may bring a lunch and picnic on the grounds. Each program includes suggested pre and post visit activities and a recipe of the dish created to share with families.
There are many benefits to children and adults who visit Common Ground Farm: the joy of picking and tasting fresh food from the garden, the satisfaction that comes from working hard to plant, weed, hoe or harvest, the peacefulness of being outside in the wind and sun with clouds and birds and insects all around. We welcome scout troops, college classes, homeschool groups, clubs, and other organized groups. Contact education director Sember Weinman at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the many options for your visit.