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Wild Willow Farm School Field Trips

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Since May 2011, Wild Willow Farm's Field Trip program has been generously underwritten by a grant from Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Co-op.

4765 Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107
(619) 224-1387

 

Wild Willow Farm offers active, inspiring field trips for school and community groups of all ages. Your group will be able to take part in a variety of on-farm lessons, on topics from composting to farm insects to water, and take an active part in growing food!

Watch the Emmy-nominated TV segment about Wild Willow Farm Field Trips produced by Cox4 San Diego for their Salute to Education program.

NON-SCHOOL GROUPS: We have special tour, volunteer and activity packages available for companies and larger non-school groups. Click here for more information.

Timing Wild Willow Farm field trips are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10am and 2pm, and typically last from 1.5 to 2 hours depending on your needs. Visitors will be split into groups and rotate through three to four hands-on activities, including light and easy farming and interactive lessons. Our farm tasks are always changing, but you might be planting, weeding, watering, bed-building, composting, mulching, etc. We will choose tasks and activities that are age-appropriate.

Click here or scroll down to go the Field Trip Application Form

Wild Willow Farm Field Trip Details:

Days of the week: We offer field trips on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between the hours of 10am to 2pm. Your group may bring a bag lunch with you to eat in our barn following your trip (please plan on packing out your trash).

Fees: Wild Willow Farm has a tiered fee schedule based on the number of students and parents participating. Basic prices shown are for two-hour trips. Additional time costs are to pay for additional staff time.

10 or fewer: $120 (additional time: $40/hour)
11 to 20: $180 (additional time: $60/hour)
21 to 40: $300 (additional time: $80/hour)
41 to 60: $400 (additional time: $100/hour)

Groups larger than 60 students+parents need to be broken into smaller groups and scheduled at separate times.

Trash fee: please plan on packing out your trash and recyclables or pay a $25 trash-recycling fee.


Farm Rules

We welcome everyone, but please leave your pets at home.
Single-use water bottles are banned; we have drinking water for your refillable bottle.
Please Bring Reusables/Refillables (as necessary): plates, bowls, utensils, bags and water bottles.
Zero Waste: Please plan to pack out what you bring in.
Be kind, be conscious, be here. Breathe.

We thank you for your support.


Deposit: We require a $100 booking fee to reserve your desired date. Date will not be considered firm until the deposit has been received. You will be given instructions about how to make the deposit after you submit your application.

Appropriate attire: closed-toe shoes (no sandals), long pants, hat.

Bring: sunscreen, drinking water, snacks.

Rain policy During our rainy season (November-March), we can get uncomfortably muddy. Therefore we schedule group activities with preferred date and a backup dates in case your preferred date gets rained out. If it's been raining heavily at the farm over several days before your scheduled date, or predicted at significant amounts for any portion of the scheduled date, the trip will be rescheduled. We will be in close contact with you if these conditions are present.

Safety Information

Your safety is our priority! We are a working farm, so here are a few reminders for visitors:

For full participation, tour participants must wear long pants and close-toed shoes as it's very dusty and you may encounter stinging nettles, rocks, hoses, tools, ants or rough/uneven patches of ground.

It is important for anyone with allergies (bees, plants, etc.) to bring with them any necessary medications.

Bring water, sunscreen and a hat. Public drinking water is not available. Toilets and hand-washing facilities are available.

Dressing in layers is recommended as the farm can have inclement weather (very hot and sunny or very windy, cold, and muddy).

Questions? Contact Wild Willow Farm Field Trip Coordinator Areli Perez:

WWF Field Trip Application Form

If you'd like to bring your school or class to the farm, please fill out this Application Form. Please submit this form at least a month prior to your desired field trip date.

Your Name | email

Phone School/Organization Name

Preferred date | time: from to

Backup date (in case your preferred date is rained out)

Number of students age range or grade level: | Number of adults:

Sponsorships: If you have arranged for your trip to be sponsored, please check this box:
When we respond to your application we will let you know how this can be done.
Sponsorships are tax deductible.

Please describe the your group and what you would like to acheive during your farm visit:

Additional details:

How did you hear about Wild Willow Farm & Education Center?


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