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, more than 1400 students from across Northwest Arkansas have attended Farm Lab and the numbers keep growing. In a recent survey...
- 95% of Farm Lab students tried a new vegetable while at the Teaching Farm
- 80% experienced a change in attitude towards trying a new vegetable
- 31% replicated the healthy snack at home
This program has an impact on our young students’ eating habits and is valued by the teachers who participate!
"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 the Fall 2017 Farm Lab, contact us.
Apple Seeds Teaching Farm
August 22nd to October 18thTuesdays and Wednesdays
Student 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.