Farm School

Farm School is a chance for classes to take the learning outside and onto the Farm.

Explore life on the farm as we learn about where our food comes from, gardening, animal care, watersheds, soils, waste, and more!

Type of Work

Older students participate in our “Food for Thought” curriculum that examines issues like local and sustainable food systems and undertakes major building projects here on the Farm. Younger students focus on caring for plants and animals.

All of our Farm School programs emphasize the importance of students doing meaningful work on the Farm.  Students do morning chores, muck stalls, work in the garden beds, and more!

Other Activities

Students also participate in journaling exercises, animal time, science experiments, and a whole range of hands-on activities as they learn and grow here at the Farm.

Farm School lasts between two and five days, depending on your group’s goals and needs.

Areas of Study

Your Farm School experience is built around one of the following themes:

Agricultural Sciences  – Examine the integration of biology, physical science, economics, and social sciences that coalesce in the study of agriculture.

Food – Investigate the multidisciplinary intersections that shape our contemporary food systems.

Local Ecology –  Explore the interconnected communities and relationships within the diverse ecosystems across our farm.

Scheduling Your School Program

Program fees for Farm School are $19.50 per student per day.

Please contact us with any questions or to schedule your Field Trip by emailing or by calling (207) 865-4469 x106. Please be ready to provide:

  • Contact information for school and trip organizer
  • Dates and times you are interested in visiting
  • Age group and any curricular priorities
  • Anticipated number of students, staff, and classrooms
  • If you are planning to bring a picnic or snack
  • The program you’re interested in (Field Trips) or your Area of Study (Farm School)

While most of our programs are geared toward PreK-6th grade, we may be able to build a program to meet your needs. Please get in touch if you’re looking for middle school, high school, or college programming.

You’re welcome to bring a picnic lunch or snack for before or after your program. Please let us know if you plan to do eat here when scheduling your trip, so we can ensure the space is available.

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