Farm-based education is a passion-based education!
Visitors of all ages can experience the integrated, sustainable systems of our certified organic farm. Whether you’re aged 5 or 50, we create hands-on memorable outings to will help you better understand why local, organic farms matter and how you can get involved.
Teachers of all grades and disciplines are encouraged to use our farm for ongoing projects and service learning. There’s no group too large or too small — we’ve had as many as 150 people at one time! We’re happy to tailor the tour to your particular area of interest, to accommodate your group’s needs.
Some basics about field trips- they run $10/person, including parents/chaperones/teachers, and includes an hour-long tour of the scenic farm, up to 2 hours of leader based teaching, and lunch at the picnic tables overlooking the farm. For a farmer led activity, ie planting seeds and tending to livestock, there is an additional fee starting at $50 and increasing with the size of the group. Please reach out to us if you’re interested in a farmer-led activity for more information on pricing.
Note- Your Field Trip date and time will be confirmed when we contact you, nothing is set until we contact you to nail down a time and date for your field trip.
COST: $10/per person (including participants, teachers, and chaperones), to be received prior to your field trip.
Did your group love the field trip and want to come back? If you’re interested in repetitive field trips working towards a larger project, this is considered service learning. The process and the prices are the same as our field trips ($10/person includes hour-tour of farm, 2 hours of leader led lessons, and lunch at our picnic tables). If interested in a service learning project, feel free to email or call us at 512-484-2746.
We’ve been partnered with Austin High School since 2012, creating service learning projects and farm-based education curriculum to allow students to learn about sustainable agriculture and local food systems.Click here to read more.
We’ve been partnered with Austin Jewish Academy’s Karen Kidalgo, a 5th grade teacher at AJA, for the past 3 years bringing her class of students out to Green Gate Farms. They spend an entire season on the farm, coming out one to two times a week, developing an expertise of the farm cycle and working on farm projects that apply to all subject areas. Click here to read more and see pictures for more on their involvement at Green Gate Farms.
By attending a Green Gate Farm Field Trip, you agree that any pictures taken of a child, or adult, in connection with said field trip may be used by the farm directors for publicity and promotion without compensation at this or any other time.