School Field Trip Visits at Common Good City Farm
Bring your class to Common Good for a unique opportunity to see an urban farm in action! Visits are 90 minutes long and topics and activities can include:
Planting & plant needs
Composting & worms
Insects & pollinators
Food deserts and food access in DC
Hands-on farm work
Field trip focus can be tailored to specific class requests, and the material covered meets DCPS standards. Students are engaged in physical activity on the farm in order to reinforce learning. Tasks and activities will differ for different age groups.
Field trips are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from April- early November (other dates by special request). Preferred timing is 9:30-11 am. Schools are responsible for arranging their own transport to the farm, which is accessible via Metro and several Metro bus routes.
We can accommodate a maximum of 25 students per field trip. For a larger group, or to bring 2 classes on the same day, we offer a split field trip option where 1 group will be on the farm and the other group will be in the adjacent park playground with school chaperones.
In order to cover the cost of staff, materials and upkeep on the farm, schools are charged a fee for field trips on the farm. Fees are based on the percentage of students eligible for Free or Reduced Price meals (FRP):
50-100% of students eligible for FRP= $100.00 per field trip
0-50% of students eligible for FRP = $200.00 per field trip
Split field trips (2 classes in one slot) cost:
50-100% of students eligible for FRP= $125.00 per field trip
0-50% of students eligible for FRP = $250.00 per field trip
A deposit of $50.00 is required in order to reserve your date and full payment is due in advance of your visit.
For any questions, or if you wish to discuss your school's specific needs, please contact email@example.com
We received a DC Farm to School stamp of approval from our friends at DC Greens! Check out this video trailer made by DC Greens to get a taste of what a field trip to Common Good City Farm looks like: Watch here.