Common Ground Urban Farm

The Common Ground Urban Farming & Environmental Education Center provides learning experiences on the farm and in the forest. Farm tours will show students the exciting changes of spring and fall. They can meet the goats and sheep, visit the chicken yard, try foods from the garden, see the harvest, and more. Other unique program activities include investigating types of soil, tracing pizza from farm to to dinner table, observing the journey of an egg to chick, maple sugaring, and finger-spinning wool and creating yarn to take home. A variety of themed forest hikes are also available.
 
Contact Info
Address: 358 Springside Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515. New Haven County. Tel: 203-389-4333. Email: fieldtrips@commongroundct.org. Website: www.commongroundct.org. Hrs: vary. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 60-90 min. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, 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