Farm Lab is a curriculum-rich field trip that reconnects students with where their food comes from. Farm Lab provides a unique opportunity for students to explore, investigate, and learn through real-world experiences. At our Teaching Farm, grade-specific school standards in math, science and literacy are woven into an investigation of gardens, life, and food systems. The interactive field trip includes a harvest and garden snack that promotes nutrition and healthy choices.
Farm Lab began as a pilot in the Fall of 2014 with more than 75 4th grade students from Fayetteville's Root Elementary attending. Since then, thousands of elementary school students from across Northwest Arkansas have attended Farm Lab and the numbers keep growing. In a recent survey...
- Students reported a 72% increase in nutrition education knowledge
- 55% of the students reported making the healthy Farm Lab snack on their own
- 47% reported an increase in their consumption of fruits and vegetables after Farm Lab
This program has an impact on our young students’ eating habits and is valued by the teachers who participate! Hear from one teacher
on why her students come out every year!
"Thank you so much for having us! I have told everyone that in my 26 years of teaching, that was the most engaging and educational field trip I have ever taken a group on. You guys handled everything so well, that my coworker and I could actually ENJOY the field trip instead of spending it doing crowd control. Thank you so much for an amazing experience! We all loved it!
-- Mrs. Robinson at Washington Elementary
Apple Seeds hosts Farm Lab for 2nd and 4th grade classes during the Fall and Spring. If your class is interested in attending Farm Lab, contact us.
Apple Seeds Teaching Farm
August 22nd to October 18thTuesdays and Wednesdays9-11am
April 17th-June 5thTuesdays and Wednesdays9-11amStudent fees apply. Scholarships are available for first-time schools or those with 50% or more free/reduced lunches.
Farm Lab is supported by Tyson Foods, Birds Eye Vegetables and Chobani.