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Leading Little Arrows field trip – Opal’s Farm – [June 14]@10 am

This is an experience set for Leading Little Arrows members at 10 am Friday, June 14. 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. If the event is canceled by the farm due to inclement weather, rescheduling or refunds will be offered.

All tickets are $15 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!

Field Trip Focus Areas

This field trip will focus on the following 3 areas:

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.

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.

Games to reinforce learning

Games that burn energy, build teamwork, and reinforce concepts learned on the farm. Most of the time these games come at the beginning and end of the field trip.

 

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. At a minimum, this experience will include a tour of the farm operations, discussion of gardening, and background on how the farm works to support the local community.

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.

Please be aware that bathrooms onsite are limited to one portable toilet and make arrangements as necessary for your group. Children of all ages are welcome at Opal’s Farm, but please help maintain the farm production by closely supervising your children and ensuring they don’t walk on or pick plants without guidance.

 

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 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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