What to expect?
Your group will be greeted by our staff upon your arrival. We will match one of our staff members with 10-15 students (depending on the age group), not counting your teachers and chaperones. There are several presentation areas to choose from: animals (chickens, and others in season), education garden (small version of the farm for edibles), discovery garden (plot of plants of different uses set apart for hands-on experience), herb garden, composting, nature trail, farmed fields, greenhouse, and one age-appropriate activity which may include a take-home project (planting a bean plant, for example).
How long does the outing take?
You can create a short one-hour introductory outing for your students or a more in-depth exploration four-hour journey. We are flexible and can cater to any length of time as per your curriculum and age group.
When is the best time to visit?
June through October is the best time to visit as this is the period when the farm displays the most vibrant plants.
Where is the farm?
Conveniently located between New Paltz and Gardiner, NY, our farm includes five acres of organically-grown vegetables and berries, an enchanting children’s garden, a greenhouse, an historic farmstead, farm animals, inspiring views of the Shawangunk Ridge, a nature trail winding through forest and wetland, and a pole barn to protect against the elements for your lecture.
Who do we serve?
We are committed to providing quality educational programs for people of all ages. We welcome visitors from nursery schools, public or private schools K-12, homeschooling groups, college classes and clubs, youth and scouting groups, camps, and nonprofit agencies.
Phillies Bridge Farm Project has hosted school field trips and other groups at our farm for over a decade. Our 65-acre nonprofit working farm provides hands-on opportunities for visitors to experience where their food comes from.
Please contact us for more details.