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Kids in Vegetable Farm

On-the-Farm Field Trips

At City Farm SLO, kids connect with food and where it comes from. 


In addition to fruits and vegetables, at City Farm SLO we are growing the next generation of scientists, sustainable farmers, environmentalists, and change-makers. During On-the-Farm Field trips, students deepen their knowledge about science, environment, and health. By meeting and working with farmers on our property, they put this knowledge into immediate, practical use while heightening their appreciation of fresh produce that they participate in growing. On-the-Farm Field Trips are conducted by our skilled farm educators in precise alignment with CA Common Core and California’s Next Generation Science Standards at each grade level.

On-The-Farm Field Trips Include

  • Two hours of instruction led by our skilled farm educators

  • 4 Stations of hands-on activities covering concepts in science, environment, and health. Lessons/activities are aligned with CA Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards at each grade level.

  • Farm tour and time to meet & greet farm animals

  • Instructional materials for preparatory or follow up lessons

  • Each field trip can accommodate up to 30 students. We ask that each classroom is accompanied by at least 4 adults. 


City Farm SLO provides an amazing field trip experience even for the youngest of learners! My TK students were engaged the whole time and learned so much applicable knowledge about plant parts. The educational material presented at City Farm SLO meets Common Core Standards and enhances learning inside the classroom. City Farm SLO staff were very thoughtful and prepared. Each station was organized and fun! I think every teacher in the county should try and get their students to City Farm SLO.

- Maya Lord, TK Teacher, Cambria Grammar School

Experience the farm as a living classroom


Programs By Grade Level:

  • Kindergarten - 1st Grade: Food Crops on the Farm

  • 2nd - 3rd Grade: Life Cycles (Pollination) on the Farm

  • 4th -5th Graders: Earth Materials (Soils) on the Farm


This experience was perfect for my first graders. It reinforced the NGSS standards that we are learning in a fun, hands-on way. The staff provided excellent information, showing the important aspects of a farm. They were positive, engaging, and educational. I would highly recommend this field trip!

- Theresa Goosen, First Grade Teacher, Santa Margarita Elementary 

Thank you for an informative visit to the farm. 'Best day ever!' according to my kids. I am hoping we can plan another trip to the farm! 

- Kelly Hughes, First Grade Teacher, CL Smith Elementary 

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