Field Trips & Tours

Field Trips

Interested in learning more about food and nature in the city? Community GroundWorks has two exciting field trip sites for schools and community groups. The Troy Kids' Garden is located at Troy Gardens on Madison's north side. The Goodman Youth Farm is located east of Highway 51, near Kennedy Elementary. Each site offers unique, hands-on experiences for students. Take a look at our Field Trip Calendar to find available field trip dates for both sites!

Youth petting a chicken.Troy Kids' Garden Field Trips

Provide your school class, community center group or youth group with the opportunity to participate in such popular hands-on activities as harvesting carrots, wrangling chickens, smelling flowers in our tallgrass prairie, and making tea in our herb garden. 

Contact: Ginny Hughes, 608-957-9352. 


Goodman Youth Farm Field Trips

Students are actively engaged in all the steps of running a small, urban farm. Activities include planting, harvesting, farm-to-table cooking, beekeeping, and more. Limited funding for bus transportation is available for MMSD schools.

Contact: Jennica Skoug608-957-4406. 


We offer guided tours of Troy Gardens year-round by request, or take a self-guided tour any time using our trail guide.

Claire speaking to a group of visitors.

Guided Tours of Troy Gardens

Groups may take a tour of the entire Troy Gardens project or choose to focus on one particular area such as our organic CSA farm, award-winning Kids’ Garden, community gardens or urban natural areas.

Cost: $5/person ($50 minimum per group).

To schedule a tour, please fill out this form. 

Self-Guided or Virtual Tour of Troy Gardens

You are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the land on the The Sol Levin Memorial Trail.  Download the beautiful and informative trail brochure or pick one up at the kiosk on the left side of the driveway into the co-housing.  If you download it to take a "virtual" tour, please start at #1 (on page 2).