Garden and Farm Field Trips

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Our Garden and Farm Field Trips offer experiential learning opportunities about growing food, good nutrition, and garden/farm ecology.  We feature small group activities that allow children to explore, discover, and play in a garden setting.  The field trips take place in the Ecological Garden at the UC Davis Student Farm where flowers, vegetables, fruit trees, herbs and other plants grow year-round.  Students also visit the Market Garden at the Student Farm to see vegetable production in a farm-scale setting.  Exploring the garden, farm and surrounding habitat provides an enriching, hands-on learning experience.

Tours are designed and led by trained UC Davis student interns and reflect what’s happening in the garden at a given time and season.  This means that while overall content and setting during each tour is similar, the specific activities will vary from day to day and from year to year.

Spring tours are late March through early June.  The nearby schools in Davis, Dixon, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland are given priority in the field trip reservation process but often field trip spaces are available for schools outside those areas as well.  Field trip content is appropriate for K-4 students.

Cost is $3.00/child, no charge for adult chaperones.   Chaperones driving personal vehicles will also need to pay the $9.00 campus day-use parking fee for each vehicle.

To find out more about the spring tours, download our information sheet (PDF).

We will take reservation requests starting in October of the school year for the following spring season. Requests are filled by a lottery system.  If you are interested in signing up for a tour for spring of 2015, download our Reservation Request Form (word document) and return between now and 5:00pm Monday, November 3, 2014.

For more information, please contact:

Carol Hillhouse
Director School Gardening Program
Phone: 530-752-7033
jchillhouse@ucdavis.edu