Field Trips

Field Trips 

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Growing Forward

Growing Forward:  Growing Forward is a two-hour, field trip-based K-2 agriculture education program during which students move through stations on the farm learning about food production, soil science, composting, vermicomposting, nutrition, and whole grains. Kids will spend time on the farm doing farm chores" (planting, harvesting, watering, etc.), participate in a vegetable "scavenger hunt" (veggie ID) on the farm, learn about the wonderful world of worms, feed the chickens, learn about the importance of eating whole grains, milk Gerdie our mechanical milking cow while learning about calcium and protein, and enjoy one or more healthy farm-fresh snacks. 

The cost is $8/student; adults are always free.  Email ces-tvffieldtrips@arizona.edu for more information.

We will begin booking school field trips in August 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year. Please check back then. 

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Dig In

Dig In! This two-hour farm-to-table immersion is designed for grades 3-12 and is located at our new “Big” Farm and 4-H Healthy Living Center at 2201 E. Roger Rd.  This remarkable space is home to our 1+ acre vegetable production area, a ropes course, an art space, a composting facility, indoor and outdoor classrooms, and our brand new commercially certified teaching kitchen.  

In this hands-on program, students will literally get their hands dirty while learning about the production of vegetables using responsible growing practices.  They will also prepare a healthy snack on our 1600 sq ft covered patio and engage in outdoor team-building exercises and leadership development activities.  

The cost is $9/student; adults are free.  Email ces-tvffieldtrips@arizona.edu for more information.

We will begin booking school field trips in August 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year. Please check back then.