Intro to youth programs
Here at First Generation Farmers, we believe in the benefits of teaching children, our future farmers, about the importance of farming in today’s world. We’ve noticed a need within our community to provide age-appropriate, engaging, and practical educational programs that focus on the relationship that farmers have with the land and animals. Within our farm, we have chickens and ducks, goats and sheep, a horse, worms, compost piles, tons of grapes and rows and rows of organic produce out at our field in Discovery Bay. Come see for yourself how a working farm operates and meet some of our friendly volunteer farmers.
Want to get your students out of the building and engage them in hands-on learning? Bring your classes to FGF to discover where good food is grown and how animals, compost, and YOU all have a part to play in life on the farm. Download the full program here. Email us to book.
In School Farm Experience
Let our farm come to you and we will bring to your school some farm animals, a vermi-compost, fun coloring stations, and the opportunity to plant seeds alongside our farmers. It will surely be an experience that won’t be forgotten.
After school program
FGF offers a variety of 90-minute after-school workshops that get kids outdoors, active, and engaging directly with seeds and soil, animals and insects. Our creative projects and experiential lessons will have their imaginations buzzing with new ideas about how helping hands, together with a healthy earth, can grow the most wholesome and delicious food. Sign up for our Spring 2018 After School Program here.
We know the homeschool experience can be greatly enriched by opportunities for hands-on learning in dynamic group settings. We’ve designed the FGF campus as a giant outdoor classroom where homeschool students can connect with each other and real-life farmers who love to share their knowledge about how plants grow, the benefits of organic farming, and how to care for farm animals. Sign up for our Spring 2018 Homeschool Program here.
Week-long summer camp sessions are another great way for kids to get their hands in the dirt, feed and care for our furry, wooly, and feathered friends, and discover the wonders of life on a real, working farm. Sign up for our Summer Camp 2018 here.