The farm has partnered with local schools to expand student’s learning by getting them outside and experiencing the world first hand. The farm is the only urban farm in the area, located in a neighborhood where there is no local park of any kind and near many low income schools.
When children visit the farm, they take a tour to learn about all the different parts of Happyville Farm, including the hoophouse, the worm bin, and the Earthcube where they learn about composting. Then they see the flower borders, the crops, and the beehives. They learn about how we plant and grow crops on the farm.
Depending on the season and weather, they can help plant seeds or harvest crops. If children return to the farm for more visits, they help with all the farm chores, including vegetable and flower planting, tree planting, bed preparation, watering, and weeding. Students at the farm learn about weather, soil, growing plants, team work, responsibility, and following through on work.