Education

Chris field trip 2014

Education is our Mission…

Through a variety of community programs, we provide educational opportunities to children and adults for them to learn about organic farming, caring for herb and vegetable gardens, healthy living options, and environmentally-friendly, sustainable life choices.

Thousands of school children have visited the farm every year through our hands-on Field Trip Program, where kids become “Farmers for a Day” and learn about where food comes from!

New this season is our Sweetwater Farm Camp for kids aged 9-11.  Sign your children up for an interactive and fun week-long farm experience.  Summer Camps are signing up now.

Our Workshop Series is open to the public and is a wonderful way to connect with like-minded individuals and learn something new.  Attendees enjoy expert advice on organic gardening, plants, food choices, healthy/sustainable living, storing and preparing farm-fresh veggies, and many other topics!

Twice per month, on the 1st and 3rd Sunday, we offer a free Farm Tour from 1:00-2:00 for anyone interested in learning more about Sweetwater and how we do what we do! Afterward you can enjoy our farmer’s market, by shopping for your veggies, or having some fresh, organic foods made here on the spot! Markets are open from noon until 4:00pm.  (Check our Events schedule for details.)

Volunteering is a popular “hands on” learning experience at Sweetwater.  We host volunteers that range in age and background from corporate and school groups to families and individual learners.  All are welcome, including children under supervision. Volunteers can assist with a variety of farm tasks such as planting, harvesting, and weeding.  Other non-farming volunteer work is also available for those not as interested in getting their hands in the dirt!

So, you could plan a field trip with your club or school, spend an afternoon in the greenhouse volunteering, attend a workshop to learn about back yard composting, or take a farm tour with your kids! Maybe you’d just want to check out our farmer’s market, and learn about how a CSA works? However you would like to get involved, you’re sure to learn and enjoy your time at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm.