Love Creek Orchards

Love Creek Orchards, pioneers of the Texas apple industry, invites students and scouts to visit their orchards for a firsthand view of how growing apples in Texas began. Guides will share information about planting, pruning and harvesting, as well as innovative methods of dealing with apple thieves such as deer, raccoons, rabbits and neighbors.  Groups will explore healthy approaches to dealing with pests such as birds, bugs and diseases. Tours will also include a visit to the Apple Store, where Love Creek manufactures over 50 different “value added” items made from apples. Weather permitting, groups may have lunch on the grounds. Pick-your-own options are also available. 

Contact Info
Address: 14024 State Hwy. 16 North, Medina, TX 78055. Bandera County. Tel: 210-215-1995. Website: www.lovecreekorchards.com. Hrs: By appointment.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science.  
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Farm Lesson Plan

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