Field Trips & Farm Tours
The educational programs at Cedar Circle Farm encourage the interdisciplinary study of agriculture and the natural world. Our experienced, knowledgeable educators engage students of all ages through inquiry-based learning experiences.
Field trips at the farm provide opportunities for students to make authentic observations in a unique learning environment and to improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills. Programs often culminate with the application of new learning and the testing of new ideas. We structure the programs with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards in mind. We will gladly work with you to customize lessons or create new ones to suit your needs.
Fees for all programs are $6 per student for a 90-minute field trip. One chaperone per every ten students is welcome to join us at no charge. There is a $6 fee for each additional chaperone.
All of our guests are welcome to stay and use the farm as a site to have a picnic.
To request more information or schedule a trip to the farm, fill out the form below and Meredith, our Education Programs Manager, will be in touch with you. Don’t see what you’re looking for? We will gladly work with you to customize lessons or create new ones to suit your needs. Contact Nora.
Pumpkin Science (Pre-K to Grade 3)
This program is offered in October. After a tractor-drawn wagon ride to our pumpkin patch, students will engage in an age-appropriate lesson about the life cycle of plants, as well as plant parts and their functions. Each student can choose a pumpkin as large as they can carry, plus you can take one for the classroom.
Soil Science (K–12)
This lesson is a study of the world beneath our feet. We compare and contrast the soil layers found in natural ecosystems with the soil that our farmers care for and cultivate season after season. We’ll explore the diversity of life in soil, the structure of soil, and the work our farmers put into their most valuable resource.
The Journey of Food (K–12)
Students explore the whole process a farmer undertakes as they plan in the winter, testing and preparing soils. Students explore the care farmers give their plants as they grow, helping the plants to battle disease and pests.
Nature in Agriculture (K–12)
The goal of organic agriculture is to produce healthy food in a healthy environment. Organic farmers depend widely on the natural environment in and around their farm. In this lesson, students learn about how farmers work with the cycles and systems in nature to improve their farm ecosystems.
Organic Agriculture and the Global Climate (Grades 8–12)
Industrial agriculture is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. In this lesson, we talk about the environmental impacts the use of commercial and synthetic fertilizers have on our natural resources and the atmosphere. Students will learn how organic and regenerative agriculture can help sequester atmospheric carbon and mitigate global climate change.
Visiting our certified organic vegetable and berry farm is a great way for people of all ages to get acquainted with where food comes from and how it is grown. Spend some time discovering the farm: take our self-guided tour, leisurely explore our gardens and fields, or schedule a guided farm tour and learn even more.
To request more information or schedule a trip to the farm, fill out the form below and our Education Programs Manager will be in touch with you.
Fall Pumpkin Patch Tours
Pumpkin patch tours are offered only between 9 am and 2 pm, Monday-Friday in October.
Bring your daycare, school, or youth group for a 30-minute tractor-drawn wagon ride through our fields to the pumpkin patch and back. Each child can choose a pumpkin as large as they can carry, plus you can take one for the classroom. Parents are welcome to purchase pumpkins separately. Be sure to leave extra time for your group to shop, discover the farm, visit the chickens, play in the sand box, and have a picnic! Our fall pumpkin patch tours fill quickly; book early! To reserve a spot on the wagon, contact Meredith.
Take a guided tour around the farm to learn about our certified organic vegetable and berry farming operation.
Take our self-guided farm tour any time the farmstand is open from May through October. Visitors can learn more about organic agriculture and sustainable farming systems while enjoying the farm with the kids and a cup of coffee or tea from our Hello Café.
The self-guided tour walks you through our gardens and greenhouses, by our solar panels, bees, the circle of cedar trees, and gives you an overview of our farming systems, marketing techniques, education programs, and alternative energy strategies.