Field Trips & Youth Volunteering

At the EarthDance Organic Farm School, it is our goal to educate members of the St. Louis community about organic farming and gardening. Field Trips are a great way to introduce students and youth learners alike to the concepts of food production. Participants will see all parts of the farm and have plenty of time to ask questions. Each EarthDance Field Trip includes a walking & tasting tour of our historic farm, including education in our pollinator front yard, Seven Generation garden, greenhouse & hoop houses, 1.2 acre vegetable production fields, and our permaculture orchard. Students will learn their food’s journey from field to plate and how they can grow it themselves!

“We loved walking through the greenhouse where we could taste the plants, interacting with chickens up close, learning about soil layers, planting the sugar snap pea seeds, digging the soil samples, and playing the seed/sprout/flower/fruit game. Thanks for the amazing experience!” -Susan Zerah, Forsyth School Teacher

Standard EarthDance Field Trip

This field trip is 60 minutes in length can be scheduled Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays between 9am & 4pm. A bring-your-own picnic lunch can be added to your visit at no charge. Inquire for pricing of infused water to incentivize more hydration!

  • $5 per student or chaperone
  • 15 student minimum, 40 student maximum per visit

EarthDance Field Trip plus hands-on activity

This field trip also includes a hands-on activity tailored to your groups interests & grade level that is designed to meet GLE, Common Core, & Next Gen Science standards. This field trip is two hours in length can be scheduled Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays between 9am & 4pm. A bring-your-own picnic lunch can be added to your visit at no charge. Inquire for pricing of infused water to incentivize more hydration!

  • $7 per student or chaperone
  • 10 student minimum, 30 maximum per visit

EarthDance Tour & Taste

This field trip is two hours in length can be scheduled Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays between 9am & 4pm between May & October. At the end of their tour, students will enjoy a farm fresh snack & beverage created and served straight from the fields!  A bring-your-own picnic lunch can be added to your visit at no charge.

  • $12 per student or chaperone
  • 5 student minimum, 20 maximum per visit

 

To schedule a field trip, please fill out our EarthDance Field Trip Reservation Form

Please reach out to Kevin Rysted at youth@earthdancefarms.org or 314-521-1006 for questions.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at EarthDance is a great way for youth to get outside, get moving, and learn how important agriculture is their everyday lives! EarthDance welcomes groups of 5-20 students over the age of ten for farm-based experiences in our organic fields and Seven Generation Youth Garden. Possible farm projects include planting, weeding, mulching, feeding our happy chickens, or harvesting produce for market. Service learning opportunities are also available!

Contact Kevin for Youth Volunteering, Service Learning & Special Project opportunities at youth@earthdancefarms.org or 314-521-1006!