Mary's Land Farm

A 160-acre farm based on the permaculture method, Mary’s Land Farm raises organic produce and meat with an awareness toward farming that is healthy for the environment and visitors. The farm also raises chickens, ducks, goats, sheep, ponies, and other animals. Visit in the fall for pumpkin picking and hayrides, or reserve at any time for a guided tour. School, scout, and homeschool groups can have field trips any time of year.
Contact Info
Address: 4979 Sheppard Ln., Ellicott City, MD 21042. Howard County.
Tel: 410-849-4314.
Hrs: See website.
Mary’s Land Farm offers two field trip options. The Be A Farmer field trip begins with an overview of the farm, and a lesson on permaculture. Students can also observe how peeps are raised in the brooder, and learn about grain. They then observe farm chores, and learn about how hens and ducks move around the farm. The Pizza Harvest field trip teaches groups where their food comes from. It begins with an introductory lesson, and an interactive garden experience. Students take a tractor ride to the "living pizza," a 1-acre garden divided into slices representing the ingredients in a pizza! Both trips include a chance for students to observe a cow milking, and pick a pumpkin to take home. Learn more about our field trips before booking.
Contact Info
Phone: 410-849-4314 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 20 students.
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 1 adult per 15 students.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Available for purchase. Picnic area available.
Cost: $8 per student.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Health & Safety.
Topics Covered: animals, farming, food, gardening, pumpkin picking.

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