Students learn about local organic agriculture and nutrition through hands on activities that incorporate math, science, art and writing as well as practical life skills such as cooking, gardening, problem solving, and working together.
On Farm Programs
Fall Farm and Pumpkin Tours
A one-hour field trip at the RVF2S pumpkin patch at the SOU Center for Sustainability in Ashland for preschool - first grade students. Tours introduce children to the plant life cycle and compost; fall abundance allows identifying and sampling in the field and each child will harvest a small pumpkin to take home. Tours are available in the month of October and cost $30 per class.
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A 3-4 hour farm visit that includes a variety of age-appropriate lessons and activities in the field and kitchen. Students will participate in harvesting and cooking lunch at the farm. Harvest Meals are offered in the fall, September-October and in the spring, April-June.
Suggested donation: $5-7 per student, Title I Schools $1-4 per student
A 2-3 hour farm visit that includes age-appropriate activities and lessons, and a field fresh snack. Field trips are similar to a Harvest Meal experience without a meal. Harvest Snacks are offered in the fall, September-October and in the spring, April-June.
Suggested donation: $3-5 per student, Title I Schools $1-3 per student
Camps vary from year to year. Check back in the spring for more information!
Cafeteria & Classroom Programs
Samples of a local, seasonal fruit or vegetable prepared in two ways are offered to elementary school students in their own cafeteria. After sampling, students receive a recipe to take home and vote on what they thought about the new foods. Tasting Tables happen year round in Ashland, Central Point and Medford.
We support school gardens throughout the Rogue Valley through our School Garden Coordinator Program. FoodCorps members work in specific school gardens throughout the school year; teaching lessons and maintaining a healthy garden space to be used as an outdoor classroom.