Family Field Trips

Bring the whole family out for a fun-filled afternoon in the garden or on the farm! New in 2017, Community GroundWorks is thrilled to offer Family Field Trips at it's Troy Kids' Garden and Goodman Youth Farm. Each field trip will feature hands-on outdoor activities for parents and kids of all ages: harvest and cook a healthy snack, plant seedlings, explore the worm compost bins, or create outdoor art. At the Kids' Garden, located on Madison's northside, families can also visit with our resident chickens or explore the tall grass prairie. At the Youth Farm, on Madison's east side, unique experiences include meeting our honey bees or packing fresh produce to donate to the local food pantry. See below for a sample field trip schedule.

Join us for one (or all!) of these hands-on garden adventures! 

Sign up here

Deadline to register is noon the day prior to your field trip.

Maximum number of participants for each field trip: 20.


2018 Family Field Trip Dates 

Friday, June 22, 12:30-2:00pm - Kids' Garden

Tuesday, June 26, 12:30-2:30pm - Youth Farm

Friday, July 6, 12:30-2:30pm - Kids' Garden

Tuesday, July 10, 12:30-2:30pm - Youth Farm

Friday, July 20, 12:30-2:30pm - Kids' Garden

Tuesday, July 24, 12:30-2:30pm - Youth Farm

Friday, August 3, 12:30-2:30pm - Kids' Garden

Tuesday, August 7, 12:30-2:30pm - Youth Farm


Sample Family Field Trip Schedule 

  • Welcome, orientation, and garden game
  • Compost exploration & seasonal garden activity (planting, mulching, harvesting)
  • Water & games break!
  • Harvest & cook a garden snack OR Beekeeping (July 10 & August 7 only)
  • Free choice time - create outdoor art, visit the chickens (Kids' Garden), or return to your favorite activity of the day!
  • Wrap-up and farewelll

Learn more about activities at the Troy Kids' Garden

Learn more about activities at the Goodman Youth Farm