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Welcome to Abbott Farms!

Abbott Farms provides a unique enrichment opportunity for your school students. As a working community farm, we offer educational tours that incorporate curriculum based learning standards for preschool, kindergarten and elementary grade levels. The focus of the tours varies depending on the grade level and specific class needs, but while at the farm all students will be actively engaged in learning about farm life. Through fun hands-on activities, discussion, questioning and comparing, students have the opportunity to improve critical thinking skills in math and language arts. They will leave with a better understanding of the value of farm life, food production, good nutrition and an awareness of their living environment.

We offer two tour packages that provide opportunities for students to experience the various seasons of farming. The Spring/Summer Wagon Ride Tour is held from May through August. On this tour students will view the orchards and crops and will learn about honeybees and pollination, compare the different types of soil and seeds, and explore the role of the barnyard animals. The Fall Wagon Ride Tour is held from September through October. The emphasis is on the harvesting and storage of different crops, the history of farming and how it has changed over time. Students will discuss healthy food options and pick a pumpkin and an apple* to take home (*please note that this depends upon availability).

We also offer tours to Scouts, 4H Groups, as well as to adults, summer camps, seniors and other interested organizations.

To learn more about the educational farm tours, prices, policies and school visits, please contact tours@abbottfarms.com or call 315-530-3246 after 5pm. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Alicia Hall
Coordinator for Events & Education
Abbott Farms

 

Abbott Farms also participates in the BOCES Arts-In-Education Exploratory Enrichment Co-Ser program. To learn more on how your school can be involved in the Exploratory Enrichment CO-Ser program and to receive a request form for financial assistance, please call the Arts-In-Education office at (315) 963-4249 or visit the Arts-in-Education website at http://artsined.oswegoboces.org.

We also offer tours to Scouts, 4H Groups, as well as to adults, summer camps, seniors and other interested organizations.

To learn more about the educational farm tours, prices, policies and school visits, please contact tours@abbottfarms.com or call 315-530-3246 after 5pm. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Alicia Hall
Coordinator for Events & Education
Abbott Farms

 

tours@abbottfarms.com