Farm Field Trips
On-Farm, Hands-On, In-the-Soil Learning
“This is the best field trip ever!” – 3rd grade student
“It feels like I was a farmer… I really hope I get to go there again.” – 2nd grade student
At Project GROWS, we know that kids who garden eat more veggies. Field trips to Project GROWS immerse students in a hands-on, experiential, outdoor learning environment where they can discover how and where vegetables are grown, make connections between the classroom and the farm, participate in age-appropriate farm tasks with their classmates, and explore healthy eating through tasting and cooking. Field trips involve exploration of the education space, production beds, sensory garden, greenhouse, high tunnels, and pollinator garden.
On a field trip, students rotate through three stations, each led by a Project GROWS staff member:
Students examine and evaluate the farm through the lens of the lesson topic and make relevant connections to their lives.
Students participate in various farm activities such as seeding, transplanting, harvesting, and more!
Tasting / Cooking
Students taste-test a variety of produce and analyze their differences and qualities, or take part in a collaborative cooking station using freshly harvested produce.
Grade Levels and Lessons
Project GROWS welcomes students from preschool to 12th grade. Although our current lesson options focus on kindergarten through 4th grade standards, our education staff is excited to collaborate with teachers to create personalized lessons to support other grade levels and other classroom topics.
Schedule A Field Trip
Please submit a Field Trip Request Form at least two months prior to your requested trip date! A staff member will respond to schedule your trip within 10 business days.
Starting in 2023, we will begin charging fees for field trips to reflect the cost of our staff time to facilitate high-quality outdoor education. Please see the chart in the Field Trip Guidelines to determine the cost of your trip. The minimum group charge is $100. Please let us know if financial assistance is needed.
We do our best to accommodate all requests for field trips on a rolling basis, so request your field trip today!
Prices for 2023-2024 school year will be posted soon!
“We also had a blast! The students loved it. It was so well organized and we liked how your staff spoke to our children. Thank you so much… We would love to come back.”
– Waynesboro Public School teacher