Field Trip Experience
Davis Ranch Produce (Our partnering farm) is a working farm operating at 13501 Jackson Road, Sloughhouse, CA 95683. This farm is well known in the community for its famous corn, pumpkins and other fresh fruit and
Helping Hands Produce has educational field trips that take place between May through October of each year.
Upon arrival at the Davis Ranch Sloughhouse Corn Stand, students learn about a farm year and farming practices (how the soil is prepared, planted, cultivated, irrigated and harvested). An overview of area history and geography are covered explaining why the area’s soil is so rich. Students are shown what a healthy plant should look like and what makes it healthy and able to produce abundant crops. The nutritional benefit of eating healthy fruits and vegetables is the strong focal point. The field trip also connects the concept of sowing and reaping from the farm to daily life situations students will face while at home and school.
Students are given a tractor trailer ride or walking farm tour (depending on tractor availability). Students are shown different crops growing in fields and are given the opportunity to pick a small amount of various kinds of
produce. The guide speaks about:
Farming surplus, the concept of gleaning
The nutritional and health benefits of eating delicious fresh fruits and vegetables
Sowing and Reaping
Students are given the opportunity to pick, taste, harvest and glean surplus fruits and vegetable which are sent to local food banks.
Each student is able to leave with a standard produce box (20-25 pounds) filled with fresh fruit and vegetables picked that morning to share with his/her family. This is one of the highlights of the program.
Cost is $10.00 per student
We hope you can join us for this fun and educational activity which will provide nutrient rich food to people in need.
For more information please contact Peggy Davis using the form below.
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