Farm-to-School Programs

Farm-to-School Programs

The Farm-to-School Program works to build beautiful and healthy communities by integrating sustainable agriculture and school curriculum. Our goal is to connect the primarily urban school population in and around Kansas City Metro Area with the food and farmers that sustain them.

Opportunities for K-12 and home school groups include:

* farm-based tours and educational programs

 

* Farm-site and school gardens

 

* educational consultation


Through the Farm-to-School Program students recognize where their food comes from and the connection between food and well-being. Schools are encouraged to engage in programming regardless of financial opportunity. To schedule a program contact us at 816-934-2472.

 

Programs Offered:

School Tour (K-12; 60-90 minutes hours)

Join us on our beautiful farm for a walking tour, instruction, games, simple harvesting, and stories. This opportunity is a perfect introduction to our farm, whether you are interested in learning about where food comes from or about fungus, bacteria, and invertebrates that help break down soil. We will cater to the needs of your students to ensure an inspirational and educational experience that aligns with Missouri State Standards.

Farm Day (K-12; 1/2 or full day)

Join us on the farm for a half or full day experience with an interactive walking tour, instruction, farm work, participation in harvesting, shared picnic meal, games, stories, experiments, and more. We will design a day for your students to gain a true farm experience. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the farm crew or just take in the sounds, smells, and tastes of life on a farm.

School Garden Project @ Fahrmeier Farms

We'll do the watering, you bring the students! Designate Fahrmeier Gardens as your school garden and an extension of your school. We have growing space, seeds, plants and tools to host your classroom and school. Our school garden space contains space for your school as well as communal space to be shared with other schools. We encourage inter-institutional programs as part of this offering.

 

Off-Site Farm Campus @ Fahrmeier Farms

Designate Fahrmeier Farms as your school’s farm campus. We will custom design programs including instruction and scientific exploration, outdoor classroom space and meals with your school throughout the year. You will have access to our educational and farm staff for programming and/or you can use the farm on your own. You may find our Cherry tree the perfect location for language arts or math lessons or stage the students for an inspirational painting project.

School Consultation

Utilize our experience in farming and teaching at your school or in your school garden. We will visit your school garden and provide growing advice and or instruction to either staff or students. We will also assist in the development of your school garden or in planning if you are just beginning.

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