Goodman Youth Farm
The Goodman Youth Farm engages a diverse population of students in hands-on, farm-based education in an outdoor classroom. Youth are actively involved in the entire process of running a small-scale organic farm - from planting and harvesting to cooking with the produce they grow. Students make connections to ecology, nutrition, and art, and are immersed in service learning - each year youth farmers weigh, wash, and donate hundreds of pounds of produce to the Goodman Community Center's Fritz Food Pantry. In 2014, the Youth Farm was proud to donate over 2,200 pounds of fresh produce! Visit the Youth Farm this season with your student group on a Field Trip, attend a Volunteer Day, or sign up for our August 8th Community Day!
The Goodman Youth Farm provides hands-on sustainable agriculture field trips to schools, community centers, and other youth-based organizations in the Madison area from April through October. We work with students of all ages and ability levels. Groups are welcome to make a single trip, or experience the farm over a series of visits!
Date: Saturday, August 6th
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm Cost: Free
Join us for an afternoon of farm-fresh food, honey bees, garden art, and more! This event is open to students, parents, teachers, neighbors, and anyone in between. Harvest produce fresh from the farm to make your own bike blender salsa, create edible veggie artwork, watch a beekeeping demonstration, or take a farm tour. Newcomers will have a chance to take a tour and learn about our programs, while returning students and volunteers will get to celebrate and show off their hard work!
Youth Farm interns are immersed in learning about agriculture-based youth programming and small-scale organic vegetable production. Interns learn by doing and are an integral part of all of our programs. Intern positions are available each year from April through October.
Come lend a hand at the Youth Farm! Individuals and groups of all ages are welcome to join us the first Saturday of each month from 9:00am-12:00pm for mulching, weeding, harvesting, composting, and learning about organic gardening! We also welcome individuals with an interest in outdoor education to volunteer weekly with our farm-based youth education programs.
Contact & Location
We would love to hear from you. If you have questions, feedback, or a story to tell, please contact our Farm Manger, Jennica Skoug at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-957-4406.
The Youth Farm is located on land adjacent to Kennedy Elementary School on the east side of Madison. Street address: 5017 Sudbury Way, Madison, WI 53714.