Field Trips for Camp Groups & Summer Student Groups
Seasonal Farm Tour
FEE: $8 per person; 1 free admission for every 25 people
Students learn what crops we are growing, how we integrate livestock into our practices and recycle food scraps into compost. This program includes a hayride and students have the opportunity to feed a snack of hay to our goats!
PreK-5th grade: Springtime at Queens Farm brings lots of activity! This comprehensive outdoor tour explores our food system and the many aspects of our historic, sustainable farm. Read More »Students learn what crops we are growing, how we integrate livestock into our practices and recycle food scraps into compost. This program includes a hayride and students have the opportunity to feed a snack of hay to our goats!
6th- 12th grade: This outdoor tour explores regenerative agriculture by learning about the farming techniques we utilize to close waste loops, build healthy soil, restore biodiversity, and provide nutritious food to our community, without the use of chemical inputs. Read More »Additionally, students will be introduced to our livestock and learn about holistic planned grazing and its importance in reversing desertification and sequestering carbon to combat the climate crisis.
FEE: $9 per person; 1 free admission for every 25 people
K – 5th grade: The powerful ecological value of compost comes to life in this hands-on workshop. Through a series of exploratory, hands-on activities, students learn the basic science of compost, from the microbial food web living in our windrows to the nutrient balance needed to feed our crops. Read More »Farm educators demonstrate how we harness natural processes to divert food waste from landfills, reduce pollution, and restore soil health at Queens Farm using only the power of compost. Students make “seed balls” using a combination of compost, clay, and wildflower seeds to bring back to school.
6th – 12th grade: Students actively explore our compost site as an outdoor laboratory through a combination of reading, teamwork, and hands-on experimentation. They will be introduced to the process of composting, and the important role it serves in diverting waste from landfills and mitigating the climate crisis. Using the knowledge they gather, small teams of students create a “Campaign for Compost” as a culminating activity.