A trip to the farm typically consists of a one-hour interactive tour of the farm and facilities coupled with discussion. During the tour your group will get to explore many aspects of urban farming including growing practices, composting, food access, fruit trees, our bee apiary as well as demonstration projects such as our innovative tool-shed made of recycled and salvaged materials, a composting toilet, a living roof, cob (a natural building method) walls and oven, solar electricity, and a found object mosaic.
Our educational programming can be adapted for all ages and we can link activities to themes relevant to the group (i.e. urban/vacant land use, community service, nutrition, environmental stewardship, root systems, plant life-cycles, sustainability, etc.). If your group (teenagers and older) is interested in expanding the trip to include farm-work, please contact us to discuss the possibilities.
As a non-profit, we rely on contributions for our educational programs. We operate on a sliding scale with suggested rates for:
· Public schools: $4/person.
· Private schools: $5/person.
· Non-profit, volunteer, and camp groups: $6/person
· Colleges, universities, and conference groups: $150/groups of fifteen or less; $10 for each additional person over 15.
· Companies: $300/event for groups of fifteen or less; $20 for each additional participant over 15.
We do not want to be cost prohibitive, so please let us know if you need to negotiate a change in the price. Please consider the resources you and your group have access to and reflect on how valuable it is for you to be able to come learn about urban agriculture. **
** Building economic justice into our organizational structure is a group process that relies on everyone in the Mill Creek Farm community. Sliding scales are often based on income levels, budgets, and access to resources and wealth, with people/groups of higher means paying more. Groups paying on the higher end of the scale help make it possible for our programming to be affordable for others and ensure that no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Paying according to one's available resources creates a more equitable, diverse and sustainable community and economy that we all benefit from.
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