Field Trips

COST: $ 100
flat rate for a group of up to 10.
Age:All ages
Location: The Ecology Center
32701 Alipaz Street
San Juan Capistrano
CA 92675
Where to meet:In the courtyard by the gate to the farm. Look for the children’s painted tractor and kiosk near the start of the rainbow.
What to bring:
  • Reusable water bottle (no single use plastics please)
  • Sun protection
  • Face covering for all participants over the age of 2

Optional:

  • snacks for little ones,
  • hand sanitizer
Rules and Safety:

Parents or guardians must accompany children for the duration of the trip. We encourage parents to engage and participate fully alongside children.

All participants must adhere to our COVID risk management plan including completing a health screening, wear masks or face coverings (all persons over two years of age), wash hands upon arrival, practice social distancing, and sign a liability waiver.

Grow – Eat – Make field trips are a wonderful way for children to get in touch with nature, fall in love with fresh, seasonal food, and engage in multi-sensory learning.

Our Grow – Eat – Make field trips serve as a community-wide encouragement to come and safely explore our eco-agricultural oasis. We invite individuals, families and small groups to join in an in-depth, hands-on experience of meaningful work on our organic farm, with the aim of fostering co-creation of a thriving, healthy community. During our field trips, participants walk in the footsteps of our designers, farmers, cultivators, seed savers, and chefs, partaking of the natural beauty and collective labor of a thoughtfully cultivated ecosystem.

Learn more about Field Kit here →

Guided by the seasonal themes and depth of our Field Kits, Grow – Make – Eat Field Trips lead participants through an experience of:

  • Studying and observing seeds and soil.
  • Planting or saving seeds / repotting seedlings for plant sale.
  • Touring the farm, learning about regenerative agriculture and permaculture design.
  • Enjoying hands-on learning at activity stations that highlight our core principles: Care for the Earth, Care for People, Fairly Share Resources
  • Tasting fresh fruits and vegetables harvested from the garden.

OPTIONAL:
Following the Field Trip, families are invited to stay for a picnic lunch in the courtyard. Peace Pizza, our seasonal pop-up, is available for purchase with reservation on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Add a service element by supporting the donation of produce to food-insecure community members, with a $32 monthly contribution.

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