Each day on the farm, students apply classroom concepts to the natural world. They are excited to learn during our multi-day, overnight program that gives students a unique opportunity to experience the Farm School community. Students share living and dining space, complete projects as a team and are asked to support one another through new challenges.
Focusing on where our food comes from, the standards based curriculum is learner centered and differentiated for grades k-12. Our classroom extends beyond the walls of our teaching kitchen, beyond our 40 acres of gardens and barns, and even beyond the 1100 acres of forests, streams and canyons of McDowell! We make the world our classroom and our place to discover!
Caring, professional instructors, each with a bachelor's degree and a diverse background of knowledge and experience, lead all classes. Farm crews are organized with a maximum student to instructor ratio of 12:1, creating a strong environment for learning, questioning, discussion and understanding. A great farm experience can be life-changing; it forms the way young learners understand the world we inhabit and our place within it.
3-day program cost: $150/person
For every ten students, one adult may come free. Additional adults may attend for full price.
We can accommodate about 75 students per session. If your group exceeds this number, we can divide them into multiple sessions! Please call us for details about 1, 2 or 4 day programs.