Spring Farm Tours Farmer Stan presents hands on fruit and vegetable identification workshop. Not only will the students identify over 10-15 different fruits and vegetables, they will discuss which ones have seeds and which ones do not. Also do we eat the seed? Some we do and some we do not. Some have no seeds.
After learning all about seeds each student and teacher will plant their very own 10″ vegetable garden “clock”, complete with a tomato transplant in the center of the clock as the arms. Then we will plant different types of seeds from green beans, squash, sunflower, potato eyes, onion sets and pumpkins.
The gardens can be taken home and they will be given instructions on how and where to transplant their garden plants to potentially harvest over $50 worth of healthy fresh food.
We will also visit the farm animals and learn about what the farmer feeds the animals, such as soybeans, corn, hay and grains to make bacon, cheese, ham and foods that are part of a healthy and nutritious diet. A visit to the Bee Keeper will explain to students the role honey bees play in pollination and honey production.
Fall Farm Tours Farmer Stan educates students about the many crops grown literally grown in their backyards in Maryland. We discuss corn, soybeans, grain, hay, straw, all the while explaining how these foods intertwine in their everyday lives. They will see a honey bee hive and experience, hands on, an antique corn Sheller.
The fall harvest is never complete without fall vegetables like pumpkin, fall squash, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts and cauliflower. What is a gourd or blue hubbard squash? We educate the students on the many uses of soybeans and corn and how valuable they are to our food consumption and many other products we use on a daily basis.
Each class leaves the farm with a box full of samples of the things we talked to them about including honey, and each student, teacher and parent gets a pumpkin to take home. Your visit will include visiting plots of corn, small grain, soybeans, sunflowers and fall flowers and pumpkins. A large demonstration plot outlined in grass will give your children easy access and show different tillage practices in the process.
To finish off the day’s experience of “on the farm” we will visit the farm animals and learn all about pigs, goats, cows, chickens, ducks and how they provide many great food products we use every day. How hard does a farmer work to make the food we eat? What is involved in getting a egg sandwich and a glass of milk on your table?Address: 1114 Shawan Rd
United StatesPhone: 443-375-2550
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