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FARM SCHOOL

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Everdale and it's Board of Directors have decided to place the 2022 School Group Program on hold. It was not an easy decision for us to make as the program has been a staple at the farm for over 20 years.

We will be focusing our capacity into the Good Food Project, Farm Camp, our Volunteer Program and Team Building Days. If one of those programs will suit your groups needs be sure to get in touch to discuss your options.  Information from the 2019 programs will remain below for your reference. We hope to bring the program back in the fall of 2022 or spring 2023.

Everdale offers community and farm school programs for grades K-12 that foster the development of environmental literacy and stewardship. We believe that these programs provide meaningful learning for children and are essential in helping to create innovative solutions for an ecologically sustainable future.  To book a Farm School program please choose your top 3 available dates and complete the form below.  We will be in touch within a few business days to finalize your booking and to provide more detail.

Program Fees
$270 for a half day class – up to 30 students
$435 for a full day class –  up to 30 students
For groups over 30 students the fee is
$9 per Student – half day
$14.50 / student – full Day
Maximum Group size is 60 Students
Teachers & Chaperones
There is no cost for teachers or staff required for student support
For Chaperones you can bring 1 chaperone per 10 students
There is a fee of $5 /per chaperone above the 10:1 ratio
Everdale Hillsburgh Community Teaching Farm
Pick your top 3 dates & fill out a request form here

Questions?

Get in touch with Karen@everdale.org

or 519-855-4859 x105

Booking Availabilty:

Pick your top 3 dates & fill out a request form here

Choose from one of our Award Winning Programs:

  • Near and Natural: Grades 4-12
    Students discover the nutritional, environmental and socio-economic benefits of eating local food. As well, they learn how to source local food, what foods are in season and how to preserve the bounty for year-round enjoyment
  • Market Garden Magic: Grades K-3
    How do you grow a healthy, delicious vegetable? This workshop allows students to follow the magical journey of their food. The day begins by learning what healthy soil is and why it’s important for plants. From there, it’s on to the greenhouse to discover what plants need to grow and thrive. Then it’s on to the fields where students learn all about the different parts of plants and plant functions. They may even get a chance to harvest and taste some market-ready vegetables.
  • Soil Detectives: Grades K-3
    How are we connected to the soil? Students learn the answer to this as they become more familiar with the roles that time, wind, water, micro-organisms, light and heat play on soil health. They also explore how humans can contribute to the health of soil and why that is so important.
  • Farmer for a Day: Grades K-12
    This workshop gives students an integrated farm experience that focuses on seasonal activities. No two days on the farm are ever the same and each season brings different priorities. Students will don their farmer hats and help out with farm chores, discover what’s in season in the fields and participate in related seasonal activities.
  • Field Work on the Farm: Grades 9-12
    Students learn about ecological agriculture while working alongside our farmers. This program is designed for the class that wants to dig deeper into field work (literally). We will explore the farm and participate in field work tasks. Students garner a better understanding of tools and farm systems.
  • Biological Farming: Grades 7-12
    Students examine first hand, different methods used to grow market garden vegetables sustainably. We will also trace products from the field to the marketplace, discuss crop rotation, erosion and compost.
FAQs and Testimonials
  • Near and Natural: Grades 4-12
    Students discover the nutritional, environmental and socio-economic benefits of eating local food. As well, they learn how to source local food, what foods are in season and how to preserve the bounty for year-round enjoyment
  • Market Garden Magic: Grades K-3
    How do you grow a healthy, delicious vegetable? This workshop allows students to follow the magical journey of their food. The day begins by learning what healthy soil is and why it’s important for plants. From there, it’s on to the greenhouse to discover what plants need to grow and thrive. Then it’s on to the fields where students learn all about the different parts of plants and plant functions. They may even get a chance to harvest and taste some market-ready vegetables.
  • Soil Detectives: Grades K-3
    How are we connected to the soil? Students learn the answer to this as they become more familiar with the roles that time, wind, water, micro-organisms, light and heat play on soil health. They also explore how humans can contribute to the health of soil and why that is so important.
  • Farmer for a Day: Grades K-12
    This workshop gives students an integrated farm experience that focuses on seasonal activities. No two days on the farm are ever the same and each season brings different priorities. Students will don their farmer hats and help out with farm chores, discover what’s in season in the fields and participate in related seasonal activities.
  • Field Work on the Farm: Grades 9-12
    Students learn about ecological agriculture while working alongside our farmers. This program is designed for the class that wants to dig deeper into field work (literally). We will explore the farm and participate in field work tasks. Students garner a better understanding of tools and farm systems.
  • Biological Farming: Grades 7-12
    Students examine first hand, different methods used to grow market garden vegetables sustainably. We will also trace products from the field to the marketplace, discuss crop rotation, erosion and compost.

Teacher Testimonials

“The staff were so accommodating and knowledgeable –  my students had a fantastic day and were talking about their adventures on the farm for weeks to come!”

“Learning about food is so important and Everdale gave our students an incredible hands on experience.”

Click here to see Everdale’s proof of insurance – updated annually in May

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