Get Educated

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Real Food Farm offers Baltimore-area teachers and students lots of ways to interact with the farm. We welcome school groups across the Baltimore region for field trip and service learning opportunities, providing a chance for hands on learning. We also host workshops and educational programs related to farming to aid those of all ages interested in urban farming.

Ongoing Programs

Real Food Farm provides schools located near the farm with the unique opportunity to engage in a variety of on-farm programming for different age groups.

Farm Club

Farm Club is an after school program for elementary or middle school students. Farm Clubs meet once a week at REACH! Partnership middle school (fall and spring) and Goodnow Community Center (year-round).  Students have the opportunity to cultivate their own garden plots and participate in activities related to farming, food, and nutrition.

Farm Lab

This is an opportunity for teachers to use Real Food Farm as an outdoor classroom. Farm Lab projects take place during class time over the course of multiple days or weeks.  Real Food Farm’s Education Coordinator collaborates with educators to develop lessons based on their existing curriculum so that it meets the standards and goals of the class.

Youth jobs

Real Food Farm offers a paid jobs for Baltimore students during the summer, fall and spring semesters.  Check out our youth jobs page for more details about each program.

Field Trips

We offer a one- to two-hour outdoor educational program to pre-K through 12th grade students, college students, and adults that includes a farm tour, food sampling, and an age-appropriate work project.

Service Learning

Real Food Farm welcomes groups of up to 25 for service learning projects at the farm. Service learning projects are 3 hours long and include an orientation and tour of the farm.

Workshops

Working in collaboration with other programs, Real Food Farm is proud to provide opportunities for the community to get educated. A variety of workshops are held throughout the year focused on different topics for farmers.

Adult Education

We’re open to all ages!

We provide educational programming opportunities for adults and seniors to become involved here at Real Food Farm. Promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations is something that we find important, and we hope to expand and engage seniors in our community. We are open to partnerships with senior centers and health centers to develop a bond and open doors to community engagement for people of all ages. We’re hoping to strengthen intergenerational ties between seniors and their families, friends, or caregivers by getting them all out on the farm together!

 

Volunteer Education Docent at Real Food Farm

Are you interested in supporting youth as they explore the food system?  We’d love your help!  Education Docents help with Real Food Farm’s two-hour field trips, engaging pre-schoolers to college students in tours of the farm.  Field trips are generally scheduled for mornings (9-11 am) or afternoons (1-3 pm) on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, although this can vary depending on the group’s availability.  As a docent, you’ll receive training on all tour stops around the farm and be added to an outreach list of people willing to commit to helping with upcoming field trips; docents are asked to assist with at least one field trip per month.  Note that all adults working with youth at Real Food Farm must undergo background checks. Please contact rffeducation@civicworks.com for more details.