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DFW Homeschoolers #FieldTripFridays – Opal’s Farm Tour – Wed 3/27/24 @10 am

Fort Worth, Texas
  • Event date:
    March 27, 2024 at 10:00 AM
  • Event end:
    March 27, 2024 at 12:00 PM
  • Size
    30

BOTH SESSIONS FOR THIS FIELD TRIP ON MARCH 27 HAVE BEEN FILLED. To be placed on the waitlist for any additional openings, or for notifications about other opportunities to visit Opal’s Farm, please email support@delveexperiences.com.

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This is a private tour set for the DFW Homeschoolers #FieldTripFridays Facebook group at 10 am Wednesday, March 27. 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.

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 up. To help the farm better plan activities, please also include a booking note about specific ages of the children or any other special 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 3/27/24 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 the incarcerated 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.

 

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Hosted By Opal's Farm

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.