“Li’l Sprouts”
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 Elianna at emad@email.arizona.edu for more information.

“Growing Forward” K-12 Agriculture and Nutrition Program
“Growing Forward” is our K-5 state-standardized 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). Call to schedule your school group today!  626-5161

“Digging Deeper” Middle and High School Service Learning Program
This program targets middle and high school youth from public, private, and charter schools as well as community and youth serving organizations. Participants in this program will work and learn on the farm on a continual basis throughout a semester. School partnerships at this level are customized to meet the academic needs of the school and students.

TVF Youth Volunteer Corps
The TVF youth corps is a new program at the Tucson Village Farm designed to get youth in middle school and high school more involved in Urban Farming. The program will include training in all the areas we teach here on the farm. Participants will be trained in growing fruits and vegetables, composting, irrigation, as well as food preparation such as knife skills, cooking, and nutrition. We then hope that they’ll be able to help us with our big events, such as Farm Camp! For more info call 626-5161 or email esparks@cals.arizona.edu.

Farm Camp
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. (Dates for 2013 to be announced later this year.) For more information, call 626-5161.

Here you can check out what Farm Campers from 2011 had to say about their experience…

Family Workshops
TVF Family Workshops are designed so that parents and children can learn side by side.  Topics include, but are not limited to: Gardening with Kids in Your Own Backyard (fall and spring), Composting, Vermicomposting, How to Start Your Own Worm Bin, Easy and Healthy Meal Preparation, and Cooking with Kids.  Please check our events calendar for a complete list of upcoming workshops.