8/23/11

Arcadia Farm Field Trips launch this fall!

The D.C. Farm to School Network at Arcadia is looking for Washington, DC school groups to sign up for field trips to Arcadia Farm this fall!  Our field trips are designed to connect students with where food comes from, while developing critical skills and meeting age-appropriate curriculum standards.


Field trips include a hands-on farm experience and an optional interactive chef demonstration.  Students will make the connection that healthy, fresh food comes from the earth, and will understand the process of growing food sustainably.  After an interactive tour of the farm, they'll become farmers for the day and learn about soil health, caring for plants and identifying farm wildlife.  The session will end with a harvest and taste test, so students will become familiar with specific fruits and vegetables and will be more likely to eat those foods when they see them in the cafeteria or at home.

Arcadia Farm field trips in the fall of 2011 will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Click here for a general overview of the Arcadia Farm field trip program, and contact Sarah at SarahB@dcfarmtoschool.org for more information!

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