Bringing Learning to Life
Fresh Roots in Vancouver
You don’t have to travel far to give your students a farm experience in our outdoor classrooms. Situated at Vancouver Technical and David Thompson secondary schools, our schoolyard farms are a short walk from many elementary schools and community centers. Our standard field trips are 2 hours long and include a farm work experience, as well as a tasting of farm-fresh veggies when available. One hour versions of some programs may be available – ask when you book. Read on for all the details and programs designed with your class in mind!
New this year, you can book the farm for your own programming! We’ll provide the space, you provide the students, teachers, and activities. Check the “All Ages” programs for more details!
The best place to learn right now is outside! Our all-outdoor programs are COVID-conscious. Please read our complete COVID-19 safety policies here (on page 2). If there are additional precautions you need to be safe and comfortable bringing your group to the farms, please ask and we will accommodate you if we are able.
We have added more flexible pricing options to support smaller classes and distance learning groups. For 2020-2021 school year, our prices are:
|Number of Students||One Hour Program||Two Hour Program|
|10 or under||$75||$100|
VSB Discount! All VSB classes will receive a 20% discount on their field trips, farm bookings, and multi-visit programs. Van Tech and David Thompson Family schools are also eligible for a 50% reimbursement thanks to the VSB Office of Sustainability.
Multiple program discount! Sign your class up for 2 or more field trips in a school year and receive a 10% discount on the second and subsequent programs! Multi-visit programs have discounts built into the price.
We strive to make our programs accessible to all groups. If cost is a barrier, please let us know on your request form.
We can host up to 30 youth (35 max including teachers/chaperones) on either of our farm sites.
We require 1 teacher/chaperone for every 8 grade K-3 students and for every 10 grade 4-12 students. Required adults are included in the group cost; additional adults will be charged at the student rate. If your group needs more adult assistance, please let us know on the registration form.
Spring field trips will be available April 12 through June 18. We’ll begin booking Spring field trips in mid-January, in the order requests were received. We can’t wait to see you!
Fall field trip season will be September 21- October 29. Fall field trip bookings will open in August.
Email our Experiential Learning Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 778-764-0344, ext 100.