Real Food Farm offers a variety of educational programming to schools located near our Clifton Park farm.
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.
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. Examples of past Farm Lab projects include on-farm science experiments, art classes planting their own radishes and creating artwork inspired by their plants as they grew, and English classes visiting the farm for tours focused on sustainability and environmentalism. 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.
High School Internship
Real Food Farm offers a paid, semester-long high school internship for students in the Lake Clifton area. Interns work at the farm multiple times per week and are involved in the growing, harvesting, and selling of produce. Additionally, interns assist with volunteer days and learn about topics related to agriculture, food systems, and food justice. Real Food Farm’s internship is designed to teach job readiness, leadership, and farming skills.