Fairview gardens farm youth education programs
We offer various programs for students of all ages. Our programs encourage curiosity, cultivate stewardship, build community, and deepen connections to the farm and natural world.
Interested in joining our education team? Email email@example.com for more information.
View our current staff team here!
Infants and Toddlers
This class is set up for our youngest students and their parents or guardians to experience the joy and wonder of farm together. Participants explore various themes throughout the seasons through farm walks, play, storytelling, music and more. Children and adults develop lasting connections to the natural world and farm by exploring the garden using all of our senses, enjoying a farm fresh snack, and spending time with the farm animals.
Carrot top Enrichment Program
Preschool - Kinder
The Carrot Top Enrichment program is a farm-based education experience for preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten students. This program provides students with an opportunity to have unstructured exploration in the garden and open-ended play in a farm environment while making friends and building community. Youth are encouraged to have an open mind when being invited to try new fruits and vegetables, develop empathy through spending time with the animals, learn about healthy risk taking while climbing trees, and think creatively when making nature inspired art.
Farm School After School Program
1st - 4th Grade
Farm School is an after school program designed for students in 1st - 4th grade. Students will engage with the seasonal and daily cycles of the farm environment and discover all of the beauty and wonders of the natural world. Through hands-on learning, educational games, nature inspired art projects, stories, and songs, students deepen their connection to the farm, natural world, themselves, and the community.
Local SCHOOL Partnerships
For grades K-12
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.
To become a school partner with Fairview Gardens Farm or reserve a tour for your class please email us through the link below.
Homeschool on the farm
Kinder - 3rd Grade
Our Homeschool on the Farm program provides youth an opportunity to connect with each other while participating in farm and environmental education activities. With the farm as our living classroom, observation and questioning drive our curriculum and learning. Through project based learning students gain the knowledge and skills it takes to grow, harvest, and prepare healthy food.
Teen Agriculture Internship
Middle School - High School
The Teen Agriculture Internship at Fairview Gardens Farm connects youth to the process of growing fruit and vegetables from seed to harvest. Through hands-on learning and meaningful work experiences, youth will gain the knowledge and abilities it takes to be stewards of the land and grow healthy food. Interns will have the opportunity to improve their leadership, communication, and teamwork skills, all while participating in a sustainable agriculture system.
SUMMER CAMP 2022
registration opens March 14, 2022
Join us this summer for an immersive experience on our 13 acre urban farm! Campers will spend a week out on the land engaging with our food system and connecting with the natural world. There will be ample opportunities to explore the farm, participate in nature based activities and games, meet new friends, and taste food directly from where it's grown! This year we will be offering our traditional Farm Camp as well as specialty camps focused in cooking, art, and science.
2022 Session Dates:
Week 1: June 6 - June 10
Week 2: June 13 - June 17
Week 3: June 20 - June 24
Week 4: June 27 - July 1
NO CAMP July 4 - July 8
Week 5: July 11 - July 15
Week 6: July 18 - July 22
Week 7: July 25 - July 29
Week 8: August 1 - August 5
Week 9: August 8 - August 12
Spring Break Camp
March 21 - 25, 2022
Registration opens mid February 2022
Kinder - 5th Grade
Spring is a busy and bountiful season on the farm and in our natural world. Spend the week learning and playing outdoors while deepening connections to the farm and natural world!