Goodman Youth Farm
The Goodman Youth Farm engages a diverse population of students in hands-on, farm-based education. Youth are actively involved in the entire process of running a small-scale organic farm, from planting and harvesting to cooking with the produce they grow. Students make connections to ecology, nutrition, and art, and are immersed in service learning - each year youth farmers weigh, wash, and donate hundreds of pounds of produce to local food pantries. Our half-acre farm is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood on Madison's far east side, and is a unique outdoor classroom with vegetable gardens, fruit trees, bee hives, an outdoor kitchen, and more. The Youth Farm has opportunities for school & community groups, families, volunteers, and educators. We hope you'll join us this season!
School Field Trips
The Goodman Youth Farm provides hands-on sustainable agriculture field trips to schools, community centers, and other youth-based organizations in the Madison area from April through October. We work with students of all ages and ability levels. Groups are welcome to make a single trip, or experience the farm over a series of visits!
Family Field Trips and Workshops
New in 2017, we are excited to offer field trip opportunities for families! Plant and harvest in the gardens, explore the worm compost bin, cook a farm-fresh snack, visit the bees, create outdoor art, and more. Family Field Trips are also available at the Troy Kids' Garden. Learn more and sign up!
Come lend a hand at the Youth Farm! Individuals and groups of all ages are welcome to join us the second Saturday of each month from 9:00am-12:00 pm for mulching, weeding, harvesting, composting, and learning about organic gardening! We also welcome individuals with an interest in outdoor education to volunteer weekly with our farm-based youth education programs.
Youth Farm interns are immersed in learning about agriculture-based youth programming and small-scale organic vegetable production. Interns learn by doing and are an integral part of all of our programs. Intern positions are available each year from April through October.
Contact & Location
We would love to hear from you. If you have questions, feedback, or a story to tell, please contact our Farm Manger, Jennica Skoug at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-957-4406.
The Youth Farm is located on land adjacent to Kennedy Elementary School on the east side of Madison. Street address: 5017 Sudbury Way, Madison, WI 53714.