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HEB Homeschool Field Trip – Opal’s Farm Tour – Mon 4/15/24 @10 am

Fort Worth
  • Event date:
    April 15, 2024 at 10:00 AM
  • Event end:
    April 15, 2024 at 12:00 PM
  • Size
    30

This is a private field trip set for the HEB Homeschool group at 10 am Monday, April 15. You can confirm your 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. A group discount is included based on the total group size of 30 participants.

All tickets are $12 for ages 3 and up; age 0-2 is free and don’t require tickets. 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.

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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  • Heidi Valente
    April 16, 2024 at 7:08 PM

    We had a wonderful experience at Opal Lee’s Farm! Everyone was friendly! They had a variety of quality, hands-on learning experiences. This method of teaching is excellent! They were accommodating and made it fun for the kids! We got to learn about so many things such as composting and pollination! Due to the wind, one of the arts and crafts activities was too challenging to do, so they let us take the materials home with us! It was awesome to see, touch and taste the vegetables as we could pick them right from the ground. It was very memorable and we can’t wait to return as volunteers. We also hope to meet Ms. Opal Lee sometime!

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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.