F.R.E.S.H. New London

F.R.E.S.H., or Food: Resources, Education, Security, Health, is a series of farms that operate in New London and endeavor to bring practical food and health related projects. Youth groups of any variety can volunteer every Saturday at the community garden and educational farm planting, harvesting and weeding. Programs can be arranged to meet then needs and interests of the group, and can include learning about compost and soil, or taking a tour of the farm to learn about where food comes from. Volunteers can taste test vegetables, learn about the importance of eating locally grown produce, and learn how to prepare it once they have it.
 
Contact Info
Location: New London, CT. Email: farm2schoolnl@gmail.com. Website: www.freshnewlondon.org. Hours: Vary. Tel: 860-574-9006.
 
Trip Info 
Grades: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Vary. Cost: Fee/Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Health & Safety, Environmental Studies
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN:  Healthy & Safety, Environmental Science

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Farm Lesson Plan

The average American may eat 125 pounds of potatoes each year, but corn is actually America's number one field crop, providing ingredients for cereals, peanut butter, snack foods and soft drinks. Use a trip to an agricultural farm to find out where our fruits and vegetables come from. ... Continue