Field Trips for Schools and Community Groups

The Goodman Youth Farm and the Troy Kids' Garden offer field trips for schools and community groups from April through October. All of our field trips are hands-on, participatory experiences that allow students to interact with their food at the ground level, and reap the rewards of their labor in both nutrition and knowledge! Some groups schedule one-time visits, while others return weekly throughout the season. Use the links below to learn more about the logistics and activities at each field trip site!

 Goodman Youth Farm Field Trips: Students are actively engaged in all the steps of running a small, urban farm. Students are divided into small field groups, and rotate between farm activity stations such as planting, harvesting, farm-to-table cooking, beekeeping, and donating fresh produce to local food pantries. Each station is led by a trained farm educator. 

Youth petting a chicken.Troy Kids' Garden Field Trips: Groups begin their time in the garden by meeting our skilled garden leaders, who guide and encourage children through a variety of activities such as harvesting carrots, wrangling chickens in our kid-friendly coop, cooking a healthy snack, smelling flowers in our tallgrass prairie, and making tea in our herb garden. 


Scheduling a Field Trip

Visit the Goodman Youth Farm or Troy Kids' Garden pages to gather more information and view field trip schedules for each site. 

Take a look at our Field Trip Calendar to find available field trip dates, and complete our Field Trip Registration Form to sign up.

Contact Jennica Skoug at with questions about taking a field trip to the Youth Farm or Ginny Hughes at with questions about scheduling a trip at the Kids' Garden.