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Education is our Mission…

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

Hundreds of school children have visit the farm every year through our hands on Field Trip Program where kids become “Farmers for a Day” and learn 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.  Spring Break and 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!  (Check our Events schedule for details.)

Volunteering is a popular “hands on” learning experience at Sweetwater.  We host volunteers of all ages and backgrounds 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 plan a field trip with your 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.  However you like to get involved, you’re sure to learn and enjoy your time at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm.Academy at the Lakes 2011 - 3