* * * Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Our Farm Field Trips are on hold right now as we focus our staffing and resources toward growing food and supporting our youth program. We do hope to revitalize this program in the future, so please stay tuned! * * *
GRuB’s field trip program connects kids to their local food system & provides hands-on experiences on the land.
Our experienced team provides a structured, yet unique, hands-on learning experience for participants of all ages. Field trips are hosted by GRuB staff and youth enrolled in our GroundED program, as well as volunteers and college interns.
We can host field trips all year! And, most field trips happen in the spring, when our youth crew helps host groups. We primarily schedule spring field trips on Thursdays and Fridays, 12:30-2:30, to fit with the youth crew schedule, starting the first week in April, through mid June. We may be able to host on alternative weekdays and times, depending on our crew's availability.
Outside of spring, with fewer staff, we have less capacity for extra large (40+) groups, but it never hurts to ask! We can be more flexible in scheduling smaller groups . We will try to accommodate when we can.
Field Trip Options & Cost:
Cost for student/child groups is a sliding scale payment of $7.00-$10.00 per participant, for a typical Farm Field Trip, which includes a check in, game, a farm tour, farm work and workshop and a closing. A typical a farm workshop would be learning the parts of a plant and tasting them, or learning about compost and helping to build the pile. We can also add additional meaningful farm work, instead of having a farm workshop.
Large field trips may have additional stations. All work and activities will be developmentally appropriate for the group.
A new offering is you can choose to have a workshop from our Tend, Gather, & Grow Curriculum, which emphasizes wild food and medicines. We will base curriculum on what is seasonally appropriate on the farm. This option will include some sort of value added product (like a bath sachet, a tea mix), or a short cooking demo (like chickweed pesto or rose hip jam.) Due to the added cost of materials, the price of these workshops is $10-15 per participant.
One chaperone for every four students is free of charge. Additional chaperones are asked to pay the participant fee. Exceptions made for participants that need one-to-one support.
Financial assistance is available to groups where cost is a barrier, please note this when signing up for a field trip.
Ready to Schedule or Want More Information?
Sign up for a field trip by filling out our form here!
Contact our Farm Manager Heather to schedule a visit and identify learning goals for your farm experience at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 753-5522.