Farm Education Lessons

Farm-education lessons are taught by Farm Educators, April through October, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Lessons are open to all ages and are conducted at both farm sites. Most lessons can be adapted for in-classroom, year-round lessons.

  • The WWCP Children’s Garden — Located on the grounds of Awbury Arboretum, this site has more than 2 acres in vegetable production, as well as the ¼-acre Children’s Garden designed for younger adventurers (pre-K through 8th grade).  The site lends itself to hands-on planting, harvesting, exploring and tasting.

  • Weavers Way Farm CSA — Located at W.B. Saul High School, this site is a 2.5-acre production farm that specializes in working with older students (6th through 12th grade). Weavers Way Farm CSA is conducive to planting, harvesting, farm tours and cooking. 


Farm Education Lessons 

Bee Mine: Do you like honey? Learn the types of bees and all the things bees do for us on and off the farm. Also learn about beneficial insects and bugs!

Compost and the FBI: What’s the FBI got to do with compost?  Fungus, bacteria, invertebrates, that’s what! Learn about compost and the organisms that make it all work. Be prepared to be digging in soil and observing bugs.

Seed to Seed: Explore the life cycle of seeds. Younger students will learn a seed dance as well as plant seeds to take back to the classroom with them. Older students will do some seeding in the fields and taste-test a variety of seeds. 

Six Plant Parts: Roots, Stems, Leaves, Fruits, Flowers and Seeds! Learn about the six plant parts and travel around the farm to collect each part. Finish the tour with a delicious "burrito" or salad.

Farm to Plate: Follow the process of getting your meal from the field to your mouth. Harvest, wash, cook and eat! (May-September)

Service Learning on the Farm: Get your hands dirty with some experiential learning! Activities may include planting, harvesting, weeding, or raking. Service learning is only $5 per student.

Whole vs. Processed Food: Investigate the true differences between whole foods and processed foods. Learn about seasonality, nutrition and locally grown foods.

Medicinal and Wild Edibles: Learn about native plants that are edible and that can be used to heal!

Additives and Preservatives: Learn about the ingredients inside your food and explore how to make healthy eating choices.

New programs!

Cycles on a Farm (2 visits, 1.5 hrs. each): 

  • Six Plant Parts
  • Seed to Seed
  • Compost and the FBI
  • Bees, Bats & Bugs
  • Farm to Plate
  • Farm Tour

Age group: Pre-K to 8th grade 

All About Eating (2 visits, 1.5 hrs. each):

  • Bee Mine
  • Medicinal & Wild Edibles
  • Six Plant Parts
  • Farm to Plate
  • Farm Tour
  • Whole vs. Processed Foods

Age group: Pre-K to 8th grade (for youth in Pre-K, substitute "Compost and the FBI" for "Six Plant Parts")

Changing the Way We Eat (2 visits, 1.5 hrs. each):

  • Food Justice & Social Movements
  • The Food System: Corporations and Co-ops
  • Hands-on organic fieldwork (transplanting, hoeing/weeding)
  • Farm Tour

Age group: High School and older

Cycles on a Farm (4 visits, 1.5 hrs. each):

  • Compost and the FBI
  • Seed to Seed
  • Six Plant Parts
  • Bees, Bats & Bugs
  • Farm to Plate
  • Whole vs. Processed Foods
  • Hands-on organic fieldwork (transplanting, hoeing/weeding)

Age group: K-8th grade

Register your group for farm education.