Growing, Giving, and Learning Project

An introduction to organic and climate friendly farming

The Growing, Giving, and Learning Program brings local children to our farm to provide them with hands-on experiences working in fields and harvesting vegetables, while helping them develop a deeper understanding of local solutions to food insecurity, healthy food, and climate-friendly farming practices.

Goals

Through this hands-on experience, children will:

  • Learn basic information about food systems and local food insecurity.
  • Learn basic information about health-friendly and climate-friendly farming.
  • Develop seasonal gardening skills (how to put gardens to bed in the fall, spread compost in the spring, harvest veggies from early spring to early fall, etc.).
  • Develop appreciation for the positive impact volunteering and service can have on our community and ourselves.

Program Details

Please review the program details:

  • Program runs mid-April through November. All programs at the farm are subject to cancellation due to extreme weather conditions.
  • We welcome local children ages 3 and up.
  • Group numbers can range from 6 to 40.
  • Length of program from 1 to 4 hours, based on the age and needs.
  • Farm staff will guide the program.
  • An appropriate number of chaperones will be provided by the visiting group, based on the age of the students.
  • There is no cost for this program, thanks to the generous support of the Maine Women’s Giving Tree.
  • Transportation must be provided by the visiting group.

Contact Information

To learn more and sign up to participate, please contact Christine at: sloan.christine@gmail.com.

Location

Scatter Good Farm
30 East Coxon Road
Brunswwick, ME 04011