Growing Forward Field Trip
Growing Forward: Growing Forward is a two-hour, field trip-based K-5 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 $6/student; adults are always free. Email email@example.com for more information.
Dig In Field Trip
This 2.5 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 $7/student; adults are always free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All Other Programs
Little Sprouts is a hands-on, early education program for children ages 2-5. When attending Little Sprouts sessions children and their accompanying grown-ups have the opportunity to spend time in the garden, try new foods, and learn about the world around them. The program is filled with investigation, discovery, exploration, and most importantly fun! Each activity is thoughtfully chosen and facilitated to guide and encourage the cognitive and emotional development that young children are continuously experiencing.
The cost is $45/session or $15/class
The 4-H Ropes Course, located in Tucson, Arizona, is a youth development program aiming to foster critical life skills in young people such as leadership, communication, and teamwork. Utilizing 22 high rope climbing elements, dozens of team building initiatives on the ground, and a highly experienced staff, groups come to the 4-H Ropes Course to grow together as a team, to develop trust in themselves and one another, and to practice mental resilience in the face of challenges. While our main focus is the youth in our community, we work with groups of all ages. The 4-H Ropes Course is a program of the University of Arizona's Pima County Cooperative Extension and Arizona 4-H. The Ropes Course is located at 2201 E. Roger Rd. at Tucson Village Farm's "Big" Farm and Healthy Living Center.
Please Contact George Stefanakis at Gestefanakis@arizona.edu for more information or to schedule a group.
4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors Club
The 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors Club offers middle and high school students the opportunity to become leaders to promote healthy lifestyle choices and sustainability within their communities.
This club offers hands-on fun with a variety of projects to choose from, monthly community meetings, as well as community service. Youth ages 12-18 can apply to join this afterschool club each year in September.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Sparks at email@example.com
We offer culinary classes for ages 8 to 98!
Let out your inner chef and explore all the fun ways we can help you improve your culinary skills!
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