Educational Farm Tours

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By connecting to land, food, and each other, we create a more nourished community. We are so grateful for AMD‘s contribution in support of our 2018 Educational Farm Tours– thank you for your generosity to help more young people connect to food and community! We’d love to have your student or community group out to the farm this season to learn with us, please click the link to request a tour or read on for more information below.

 

Click here to request a tour!

ABOUT THE TOUR

Urban Roots offers age-appropriate Educational Farm Tours for groups of students and community members. Led by Urban Roots staff and/or Food & Leadership Fellows, Educational Farm Tours include a tour of our sustainable farm with educational content that include:

    • How food is grown
    • Conservation
    • Bees and insects
    • Healthy food choices
    • Tasting vegetables and fruits grown on the farm, when available
    • Age/ability-appropriate hands-on farm work (6th grade and older)

Enjoying volunteering on the farm

TOUR OPTIONS

1-Hour Tour (Pre-K – 5th Grade) includes:

TEKS-aligned for Kindergarten – 5th Grade! Contact us for more information.

Introductions

Community-building activities

40-min hands-on tour of Urban Roots’ 3.5-acre farm

Tasting of fruits and veggies, when available

Reflection

1.5-Hour Tour (6th – 12th Grade) includes:

Introductions

40-min tour of Urban Roots’ 3.5-acre farm

30-min hands-on field work

Tasting of fruits and veggies, when available

Reflection

If you are inquiring about a tour for adults or have a special request, please email tours@urbanrootsatx.org for more information.

SCHEDULE A TOUR

We are currently scheduling tours! To request a tour, please complete this form (same as the link at the top of the page), including your preferred tour options, dates, times, number of participants, and the age range of the participants. We will process your request and email you with follow-up as soon as possible. Tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

Group Size, Age, and Cost

Children must be 4 years or older to participate in an Educational Farm Tour.

Age/GradeAdult Supervision RequirementMinimum Group Size (Per Tour Guide)Maximum Group Size (Per Tour Guide)Maximum Number of Students on FarmCost (Per Tour Guide): Title I SchoolsCost (Per Tour Guide): All Others
4-5 (Pre-K- Kinder)1 adult per 5 youth51020No cost$60
6-10 (1st – 5th Grade)1 adult per 7 youth102040No cost$60
11+ (6th – 12th Grade)1 adult per 10 youth102040No cost$100

For example, a group of 35 4th grade students would need 5 adult chaperones and 2 Urban Roots tour guides. The cost of the tour would be $120, or free for Title I schools.

For larger groups and other requests, please contact us! We are happy to work with special requests whenever possible. In many cases it is possible to schedule tours back-to-back or across multiple days so that all students can attend.

Please note that group sizes do not include adult chaperones. Adult chaperones are responsible for actively participating with their students and managing their students’ behavior.

Tour Groups Must
  • Communicate important information to all attendees.
  • Provide transportation to and from the farm for their group. Parking is available along Delwau Lane.
  • Send completed Parent Consent Forms (English / Spanish) for each youth participating and/or Agency Liability Release Forms 2 business days ahead of the schedule tour. These forms will be emailed to the tour contact upon confirmation of tour details. We must receive completed forms for each person participating prior to the start of tour. We cannot begin our Educational Tour until we have all the completed forms.
  • Ensure all tour participants wear closed-toe shoes. Participants wearing opened-toe shoes will not be allowed to participate in the farm tour and the field work.
  • Ensure all participants bring a water bottle.
  • Disclose any information that may prevent a participant from being able to fully engage in the Educational Tour. We would like to address and discuss any accessibility needs prior to scheduling a tour to ensure we are able to provide the complete Urban Roots experience to all of our participants.
  • It is imperative that the tour group arrives on time. Urban Roots is not able to accommodate groups that arrive 15 minutes past their scheduled start time. If this happens, the group will be asked to reschedule via email.

 

Contact

Contact us at tours@urbanrootsatx.org to ask questions or find out more information, but please fill out this form to schedule your groups’ Educational Farm Tour at Urban Roots!

 

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