We are on a mission to connect community to their food.
Learn more about our interactive educational programs for children and teens.

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After-School Farm Program 2020-2021

1st - 3rd Grade

The Farm School classes at Fairview Gardens aim to connect children to the farm and environment through hands-on lessons, work projects in the garden, artistic expression, and other activities. We believe outdoor learning experiences develop positive environmental attitudes and greater learning engagement.

Winter Session Dates Posted!

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Carrot top Enrichment Program

Ages 3-5yr olds
October 2nd - November 20th

 Join us on the farm as we make connections to nature, our food and our community. Our Carrot Top enrichment program is designed for our smallest outdoor enthusiasts. We'll provide hands on, sensory based activities for children to dive deeper into their curiousities of the  natural world. Participants will meet in our children's garden to build community and explore with their peers in a covid-safe environment.

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Farm reservations

Bring your School Pod or Family to the Farm!

Ages 2-10yrs

We are taking reservations this fall to accomodate your social distancing group, school learning pod or immediate family! Bring up to 10 people (including adults & children) to the farm for a much needed outdoor, nature-based experience! Reservation groups will enjoy 2 private hours in the Children's Garden all to themselves with options of add-on activities. Activites range from self-guided nature explorations, garden projects, chicken care and more. .

Early reservations are recommended as a limited number of groups can be admitted. Reservations are booked in order in which they are recieved and must be submitted two weeks prior to your requested reservation date. An adult must be present for the entirety of the reservation

Mondays -Fridays 9:00-11:00am

$100 *additional fees for add-on activities

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chicken Pen Pals

All Ages

Connect with us from home! Send the 'chicks' a letter and they'll write you back.

Follow along with Fairview Gardens' instagram posts for writing prompts and hilarious video content of our chickens chatting away. Use our pen pal program as a fun way to incorporate reading, writing and spelling into your homeschool routine and activities.

Send your letters to 598 N. Fairview Ave Goleta, Ca 93117 or drop them off at our community farm stand! 

Instagram handle: @fairviewgardens

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Join us each week as we dive into nature on our unique urban farm. With 13 acres of agricultural land, we'll spend time learning about our food systems and the importance of our environment and world around us. Each week we will engage in fun activities, meet new friends, and taste food directly from where it's grown! This year, alongside our traditional farm camp, we will be offering specialty camps focused in cooking, art and science.

Session Dates:
Week 1: July 6-10

Week 2: July 13-17

Week 3: July 20-24

Week 4: July 27-31

Week 5: August 3-7

Week 6: August 10-14

Week 7: August 17-21

Week 8: August 24-28

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Infants and Toddlers

Currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions

Sprouts offers an inclusive natural playspace for our youngest friends. Our certified organic farm is the ideal place for little ones to develop lasting connections with other children, their food, and the natural world as they explore their curiosities.


SCHOOL TOURS                                    

Currently on hold due to covid-19 restrictions          Available for grades K-12
Mondays and Fridays 9:00am - 10:30am

The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens is committed to teaching our youth about food systems and creating connections between food, agriculture, and community. We give children a hands-on experience centered on the farm with various activities involving our greenhouse operations, composting projects, field work, livestock care and harvesting produce. We focus on integrating Next Generation Science Standards in tangible and approachable ways. From September through May, we work with local schools to bring classes to the farm to experience what it takes to grow what they eat and to form healthy relationships to their food.



Currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions

Drop your children off at the farm and get sometime for yourself. Parents' night out is designed to give your kids a fun experience on the farm under the stars while you spend quality time with yourself or with others. We provide  dinner, farm games and activities and end the evening watching an outdoor movie together. Send your child with a water bottle and something cozy to wear and we’ll do the rest!