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DFW Homeschoolers #FieldTripFridays – Opal’s Farm Tour – Wed 2/21/24 @10 am

Fort Worth, Texas
  • Event date:
    February 21, 2024 at 10:00 AM
  • Event end:
    February 21, 2024 at 12:00 PM
  • Size
    30

UPDATE 1:20 MONDAY: All seats have sold out for this experience. If you are interested in attending an experience at Opal’s Farm, you can book your own tour with friends and family (Tour the farm of the Grandmother of Juneteenth), or reach out to kristin@delveexperiences.com about setting up a more formal field trip for a group of 10 or more (Field trips at Opal’s Farm).

This is a private tour set for the DFW Homeschoolers #FieldTripFridays Facebook group at 10 am Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Participants can confirm their spot by clicking the widget and paying immediately. Please note that because our farms block their schedules and make preparations for tour groups, we are unable to offer refunds. Tickets can be given or sold to other members, or rescheduling may be possible. Tickets are $15 per person ages 3 and up; children 0-2 are free. All ages welcome.

Also please note that there may be a documentary crew onsite making a film about Ms. Opal Lee and one of her key supporters, Addison Grace, who received a Congressional Medal of Honor.

To book, locate the booking widget (scroll to bottom on mobile), and enter the total number of participants ages 3 and older. Please also add a note about any younger children so we can best plan for group needs. For any questions or issues, please reach to support@delveexperiences.com or Delve Experiences – DFW on Facebook. Thanks!

 

Event Information

Take a field trip at Opal’s Farm, founded by community activist Opal Lee, a retired teacher and activist nicknamed the “Grandmother of Juneteenth” for her success in lobbying to make the Texas holiday recognized nationwide. The field trips are developed by educators to support Texas state curriculum requirements (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, or TEKS), and they take place on the five-acre urban farm east of Fort Worth downtown, on rich, fertile bottom land near the Trinity River. The field trips can be customized for pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade or beyond, and are appropriate for public school groups, homeschoolers, church or extracurricular groups, or just families looking for educational activities.

Key questions answered in these field trips include “Where does our food come from before we buy it in the grocery store?” and “What does it take to grow the food that we eat every day?” The tailored field trips answer these questions with hands-on experiences on the farm. Groups taste, feel, hear, and see their way through a diverse food ecosystem, exploring soil environments, pollinators, gardening, food processing, and many other topics.

This field trip run 2 hours and include an introduction, 3 different interactive stations, and a debrief.

 

Topic Overview for 2/21/24 Field Trip

Participants for this field trip will rotate through three stations that teach about the following subjects:

Composting and soil ecology

Explore our composting system and soil health on the farm. Learn about the nutrient cycle, diverse soil ecosystems, and sustainable practices to improve soil health and the communities that rely on them.

Organic gardening fundamentals

Want to learn how to garden in a sustainable way? Come learn about the basics of gardening from taking care of the soil, planting, dealing with pests, and harvesting wonderful fruits and vegetables. 

Exploring a farm ecosystem

Explore the living and nonliving aspects of a farm. Compare a healthy diverse farm ecosystem to other environments. Learn about practices on a healthy farm that contribute to healthier humans, healthier environments, and resilience in the face of a changing climate.

 

About the farm

Opal’s Farm is dedicated to providing farm-fresh, nutritious food in the neighborhood that has been federally declared a food desert. It leverages organic farming practices, and resides on land owned by the Tarrant County Water District. Unity Unlimited, the nonprofit behind Opal’s arm also seeks to create jobs, provide training, and bring a spirit of entrepreneurship and self-reliance back to the local community. In particular, it works with incarcerated youth to offer them a chance to re-enter society. Opal’s Farm is also creating community plots that can be leased to those interested in ongoing participation and education.

To learn more about other field trip options at Opal’s farm (and plan a potential future visit), visit the public listing for Field trips at Opal’s Farm.

Interested in learning more about the farm’s history and work in the community? Tour the farm of the Grandmother of Juneteenth.

 

Review (1)

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Educational Value 5.0
Experience 5.0
Service 5.0
Price 5.0
  • Michelle Mackenzie
    February 23, 2024 at 10:03 PM

    When we first arrived, I thought it might be a wasted field trip day because the farm appeared so small. Boy was I wrong! My children (8, 8, 11) and I had a blast learning about composting, planting our own potted seeds, weeding, planting on the farm, tasting vegetables right out of the dirt, and listening to Grandma Opal!! The staff is beyond knowledgeable, so friendly, fun and entertaining. We’d love to go back. This is a hidden gem right by the Trinity River.

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    • Opal's Farm
      Producers
      February 24, 2024 at 5:16 PM

      Thank you for your kind words Ms. MacKenzie. We loved having you all out and I’m so happy you enjoyed the day. We hope this is a little piece of paradise in the big city that we can share with our community.

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Opal's Farm

Opal's Farm is a five acre urban farm in Fort Worth, Texas, started by the "Grandmother of Juneteenth," Opal Lee. It aims to provide fresh food, jobs, and other benefits to its community. The farm is part of Unity Unlimited, Inc.