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Today,  we joined a homeschool group field trip to Arcadia Farm!

The Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture: Website and Facebook Page



This was one of the better organized field trip activities we’ve done. First they broke the kids down into small groups and they all went on a scavenger hunt.

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Then, the groups took turns visiting each “center”:

??????????????????????????????? The “Funky Chicken” station. Where they learned all about chickens. Oh, and chicken poop. SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC Oh, and some very fresh eggs. As in right out of the coop. Not cleaned off or anything. SONY DSC SONY DSC ???????????????????????????????

And both girls got to pet a chicken.???????????????????????????????

There was a “cooking” station, where they made a salad – the group got to try it at lunchtime.SONY DSC

There was also a “bees” center, where they talked about pollination, and touch a dead bee to see how fuzzy it was.


And the composting/fertilizer station. SONY DSC ???????????????????????????????  Plus, we made a friend!


The Arcadia farm has many upcoming open events, and is also planning four weeks of camp this summer, if that sounds like something your family would enjoy! We had a great time, and I think we would go again, especially once the weather has really warmed up and the gardens would be in full swing.