School and Teacher Programs

The Yellow Farmhouse collaborates with schools to provide experiential learning programs, on and off the farm, for students of all ages -preschool through college. Hands-on professional developments and curriculum writing support are also available for teachers. Programs can be customized to meet grade level and content specific goals including topics and activities such as:

  • the basics of sustainable agriculture and where our food comes from

  • plant science and botany basics including plant life cycle, pollination, and plant parts we eat

  • soil health, crop rotation, food waste, and composting

  • farm chores like planting, harvesting, washing, and weighing

  • hands-on kitchen activities and cooking skills

  • prepare snacks or meals centered around seasonal ingredients

  • career options in food and farming industries

  • connecting farming to personal, community, and environmental health

  • food memories and the interpersonal connections we make with food

  • community connections with local farmers          

  • cultural connections to food and farming, history and traditions

  • seed breeding

  • seed diversity and function 

School Programs

Farm and Food Connections

Pre-K through high school  

1 . 5  hour visit

$250 for up to 25 students

$10 for each additional student 

This program includes an interactive tour of the farm, the chance to taste something from the farm,  and a hands-on farm or cooking activity. Visits are customized to meet the specific learning goals and curriculum connections for each group. 

Culinary Connections

6th– 12th grade and college 

3 hour visit

$395 for up to 25 students, $10 for each additional student 

Students explore the farm to taste and discover the bounty of the season. After touring the farm and  participating in a harvest and/or farm chore, we return to the kitchen to prepare and share a seasonal meal together. Concepts covered are customized to the learning goals of each group and activities and menus are dependent on what is available at the farm.  

 

Customized and Multi-visit Programs

The Yellow Farmhouse works with school districts to create customized programs for multi-visit (i.e. fall, winter, spring) visits to the farm and/or multi-grade level experiences. We also work with the 85th Day Restaurant Community in Mystic, CT (Engine Room, Oyster Club, and Grass & Bone) to curate career focused experiences for culinary and business classes.

 

Curriculum Development

The Yellow Farmhouse Education Center works with teachers and administrators to develop curriculum units for FCS, STEM, health & nutrition, or cross-curricular initiatives. 

TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Teachers are essential partners in ensuring that the next generation is invested in a sustainable food system. The Yellow Farmhouse offers hands-on professional learning opportunities for educators of all grade levels and content areas. During customized professional development programs at Stone Acres Farm or at your school or conference location, teachers:

 

  • learn about key concepts of sustainable agriculture, including soil health, crop rotation, and composting
  • participate in experiential activities designed to spark dialogue around food system issueswork together to prepare and share homemade meals centered around farm-fresh ingredients

  • consider how food and farming can be used as an entry point to various subjects and standards

 

Full-day program: $150/teacher for up to 15 teachers, $40 for each additional teacher (max 25)

Half-day program $100/teacher for up to 15 teachers, $30 for each additional teacher (max 25) 

The Yellow Farmhouse envisions a healthy, robust, and thriving local food system accessible and affordable to all. Thanks to our generous supporters, we offer a sliding scale option for payment.

Please contact info@yellowfarmhouse.org to discuss alternative pricing for your group.

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info@yellowfarmhouse.org

860-415-6031

Street Address: 389 N. Main Street, Stonington, CT 06378

Mailing address: P.O. Box 202, Stonington, CT 06378