These days, many children have little or no knowledge about where their food comes from. Visiting farms is one of the most tangible ways to reconnect children and youth with agriculture, coaching a new generation’s interactions with the food system. Visiting a farm can inspire young people to make healthier food choices that support local farm communities. Students learn about the value of farming, experiencing first-hand the production of food from farm to table. Field trips to farms are also great places to bring school subjects such as science, math language arts and nutrition to life through engaging hands-on activities.Farm field trips make a big impression on students.
Our Kindergarten to grade 3 classes have been composting scraps for a local farm with pigs. This week they got to spend an afternoon visiting the farm and making real life connections.