Brookwood Community Farm

Education

On-Farm Classes for Children

Brookwood offers a variety of programming for kids from preschool age all the way through college. We are thrilled to offer on-farm education classes to school groups, community organizations, church groups, etc. We will work with you to best customize your visit to the needs and ages of your students.

Educational visits include an introduction to the farm and a farm tour, along with educational activities focused on a particular theme and age group (see options below).
•$8 per person (not including chaperones) or $120 minimum

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Below are some of most popular classes. For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact our farm educator, Nichole Nelson (education@brookwoodcommunityfarm). We look forward to seeing you at the farm!

Plant Parts

Plant parts we eat look different than the plants growing on a farm! Learn the common parts of a plant, the role in those parts in keeping the whole plant alive, and perhaps even taste some plant parts we eat! 

What Does a Plant need to Grow?

Come discover what it takes for plants to grow! We’ll learn about the elements needed to grow a seed, talk about the plant life cycle, and then experience planting! We’ll also do a scavenger hunt on the farm to locate all the natural resources we have in our environment.

Dig It! The Dirt on Dirt

This class offers hands-on exploration of the soils on the farm. Participants will learn about what comprises soil, how it is created, and why it is important. Students will explore the farm, forest, meadow, and wetlands to compare and contrast the different soils in each.

Who Lives on a Farm?

This class offers hands-on exploration of the different plants, insects, and natural resources needed to make a healthy farm community. Learn about how healthy farms need diversity to thrive. Students will do a 5 senses discovery tour, and perhaps a little bug catching!

Insects on the Farm

This class offers hands-on encounters with insects through the exploration of the outdoors. Participants will learn about the importance of insects, physical characteristics of insects, and metamorphosis/life cycles.

The Seed to Plate Experience 

This class asks students to think about how the food they eat ends up on their plate.  What is local food? How can we impact the local environment with our food choices?

Bringing Home the Farm: Public Education Workshops

Throughout the growing season, we offer a number of public workshops for both children and adults. Please check our homepage and/or calendar for announcements!

Farm Visits

The farm regularly hosts school, camp, corporate, and community groups interested in learning about food and farming. Visitors are welcome to tour the farm, learn about farm history, and participate in farm activities. For more information or to schedule a farm visit, please review our full list of farm visit options.