This is a hands-on farm experience for children 2-4 and their accompanying grown-ups. Each session consists of 4, 1-hour-long classes that meet roughly every other week. $40/child/session. Click here for registration forms. Contact Veronica Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“Growing Forward” K-12 Agriculture and Nutrition Program
“Growing Forward” is our K-5 Common Core agriculture and nutrition education program. This two hour hands-on program cycles groups of students through the “stations” of the farm, where they learn about food production, growing healthy soil, composting, vermiculture (worm farming), nutrition, pollination, etc. The farm also provides each student with a healthy snack. Cost is $5/child (adults are free). For more information or to schedule a group contact: Lcarter@cals.arizona.edu
“Digging Deeper” Middle and High School Service Learning Program
Digging Deeper is a STEM-based agricultural literacy and nutrition education program for students at the middle school and high school level. This 3-hour program delivers a hands-on seed-to-table curriculum utilizing the farm as a classroom. Students move through stations of the farm, learning the ins and outs of food production, harvesting, and processing; the scoop on sugary drinks, fast food, and whole grains, the science of soil and composting; and participate in preparing a healthy meal. For more information or to schedule a group contact: Lcarter@cals.arizona.edu
4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors
Arizona 4-H is thrilled to have received funding from United Healthcare and the Walmart Foundation to train youth ages 12-18 to learn to become certified 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors We are currently looking to partner with middle and high school educators to accomplish our goal of training 300 underserved youth during the 2014-15 school year. Participating students will be required to complete 6 hours of training and will learn fun, hands-on nutrition lessons, simple and healthy food preparation, and gain valuable leadership skills. These students will then be encouraged to find opportunities to put their leadership skills to use by spreading these healthy living messages. The idea is that youth can be encouraged to be instigators of change toward more healthy habits throughout their communities. Teachers will also receive a $500 stipend for participating in the program. This program will be offered at no cost to qualifying schools. Contact Natalie Shepp at email@example.com or (520) 626-5161 for more information or to request an application.
Looking for volunteer opportunities? Come on out to the farm and be a part of the team! Mondays 8-12. Contact Alex Atkin for more information: Atkin@email.arizona.edu
Join us at our weekly U-Pick and grab your veggies for the week while supporting your favorite urban farm for kids at the same time. Our U-Pick is open every Tuesday afternoon from 5-7. Our produce is sold at market prices and we accept cash or check. Check on our Facebook page to see a weekly update of available produce for sale.
Farm Camp is offered for two one-week sessions in June. Participants will experience 35 hours of farm immersion, learning the ins and outs of farm life through daily farm chores, live animal demonstrations, presenters, hatching live chicks, and daily food preparation. Camp participants prepare all of their own food through the week as well as a luncheon for the parents on the last day. For more information, call 626-5161 or email Thom Plasse.
Here you can check out what Farm Campers from 2011 had to say about their experience…