Farm Shop Educational Centre

Program Type: 
Farm Based, Kitchen Classrooms, Business
Grade Level/Age Group: 
Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
Year Founded: 
About the Program: 

Hello! As a farming family we have always had a passion to supply the public with healthy, local fruit and vegetables as well as educate people on healthy eating. Having struggled to encourage local councils we work with to support us in our drive to educate children and their parents we have decided to create a program ourselves. Through our expansion of our business with a Farm Shop and Restaurant we want to create an educational space for children to learn about farming, healthy eating and cooking. With my background in Management and Primary Teaching I am looking to use my knowledge to create educational learning experiences for a range of ages. We hope to educate children through hands-on workshops and school/class visits. Working alongside teachers and head teachers in our community we want to create the best enjoyable lessons/workshops which fully meet the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. We also wish to offer this to children and parents outside of schools with weekend activities. Our goal is to educate children in ‘field to plate’ – allowing children to understand what they eat and grow the support in shopping locally – we want to change the way children see their food.