The Grow & Harvest project places Elementary, Jr High and High School students and teachers of public, private and home-schooled organizations under the tutelage of small farmers and their farm staff for a short growing season.

A typical class would be 10 to 12 weeks long. We manage the on-farm activities with the assistance of the teacher or class leader. Subjects include natural eco-system conservation, soil biodiversity and health, water and fertilizer application and conservation, weeds, pests, new plant varieties and the native flora and fauna of their host farm. On occasion we will have guest speakers that specialize in something related to the class come and facilitate an open field discussion. The students are expected to be on-farm at once a week for no more than 3 hours, depending on the time of season and crops.

1) A minimum of 10 or more students are required to run a class

2) Including on-farm mentors, water, fertilizer, and other materials that may change from class to class, it costs ~$12.00/week/student for a 10-12 week course

3) Students are expected on the farm once/week for at least 1 hour

At harvest time, the kids can either bring the harvest home with them, or donate the fruits of their labor to the Santa Barbara County Food Bank or other appropriate Community Partners.

 

Want to get your kids signed up for a grow & harvest class or bring your group to a local farm for a docent tour?    We would love to talk to you. Fill out the form on this page or contact us by phone at 805-845-4949.

 

Additional Wild Farmlands On-Farm Education projects and events for 2016 are currently being planned and budgeted. Use the form to the right to join our email list or check back with this website often for news and updates.

     

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