On our guided tour you will participate in all sorts of fun hands-on activities:
Take a walk through our garden and learn about fruits
and vegetables. Harvest one item in our garden.
View a mother cow and learn the "Story of Milk"
Pet goats and sheep in our petting zoo.
Feed the pigs vegetables picked from our garden.
See chickens, roosters, turkeys, geese, and ducks.
Milk a cow.
Pet horses and visit horses
Enjoying the sights, sounds, smells, and touch
of the farm is a complete sensory experience!
$7.00 per person.
Children under 2 years of age are free. You are permitted 1 free adult per every 10 kids. Additional adults are welcome and pay $7.00.
During Pumpkin Season the tour is $9.00 per person ($7 for tour $2 for pumpkin)
Tours are 1 hour - 11/2 hours depending on group size.
We are open Monday-Friday year round.
We have tours starting at:
You must call to make reservations. Please choose a time slot that fits your schedule for traveling. It is difficult for us to accommodate schools that arrive too early or too late.
We offer a 10:30 tour on select Saturdays of the month.
Call for reservations and available dates.
We are closed on Sundays.
Minimum Tour Size: 10 paying guests
If you would like to visit, but have less than 10 people, we can add you onto another small group. Call for availability.
Maximum Tour Size: 60 students
Don't worry if you have more than 60!
If you have more than 60 students we can split you into 2 groups and you will need to reserve 2 time slots. You receive 1 free adult per 10 kids. Unlimited additional adults are welcome but must pay the $7.00 price.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
• Are you open to the public?
You must makereservations in order to visit the farm. If you are a small group, less than 10, then we will need to add you on to another group that is visiting the farm.
• Where are you located?
Amy's Farm is on the border of Chino & Ontario, CA. We are 1 block north of the Chino Airport. We are in the heart of Southern California and we receive visitors from L.A. County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, and Riverside County. Our address is 7698 Eucalyptus Ave. Ontario, Ca. 91762 Visit our Map & Directions page for more info.
• When is the best time to visit the farm?
Each season is beautiful at the farm. We are open year-round.
• Do you have a picnic area we can use?
We have shaded picnic tables and a big grassy field for the kids to play on. The area has unlimited, free use for all of our guests. Or if you so choose, we can offer you a map of nearby parks that you could visit after your tour.
• Are you wheelchair accessible?
The farm is wheelchair accessible, albeit a bit bumpy terrain! We have many special needs groups that visit the farm and have a wonderful time.
• What is the price of your tours?
Our price is currently $7.00 per person. You receive 1 free adult per every 10 kids. All additional adults pay the $7.00 price.
During October, you receive our Pumpkin Tour which is $9.00 per person. Adults not taking pumpkins receive the $7.00 price.
• How and when do I pay?
You can pre-pay or pay the day of your tour. We accept cash, checks, atm/debit, and credit cards.
• Can I pay by P.O.?
You may submit a purchase order to pay through your district.
• How many kids can I bring on one tour?
We allow a maximum of 60 kids per tour and require a minimum of 10 paying guests per tour.
• I have more than 60 kids in my grade, can I bring 100 kids?
You may bring more than 60 kids, but you will need to reserve 2 tour time slots.
• What is the Pumpkin Tour?
If you visit us in the month of October, you will receive our Pumpkin Tour. This is our normal tour, plus, at the end of the tour each person will pick out one free pumpkin from our pumpkin patch. Our pumpkins are the perfect size for kids and good for carving. The tour costs $9.00 per person. Adults are not required to take pumpkins, and if they choose not to, then their price in $7.00 per person.
• I've brought my class, but now I would love to bring my family. Do you do tours for other groups besides schools?
You can bring whomever you want for a tour as long as you have at least 10 paying guests. We do tours for schools, homeschools, moms clubs, special ed., boy and girl scouts, families, church groups, senior citizens, etc.
If you have less than 10 paying guests, you will need to contact us and ask for some available dates of tours that you could add on to.
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The cost for the pumpkin tour is $7 per person and $2 per pumpkin. When you reserve a tour in October, we will charge $9 per child. Adults will be charged $7 and are welcome to take a pumpkin for an additional $2. Because of high demand, we will continue our pumpkin tours into November.
In an age when our country is filled with large monoculture farms, it is important for our students to see and learn about a polyculture farm. On our polyculture farm, students see a wide variety of plant and animal species living a symbiotic life. This farm system closely mimics nature where all species depend on each other. Students can see first hand the importance of the circle of life. Animals help feed our plants with nutrient-rich fertilizer and in turn the plants provide food for humans and the animals that live on the farm. And in turn, the animals use the food we share with them to make healthy meat, milk, and eggs.
The farming practices of monoculture farms rob the soil of nutrients, necessitating the heavy use of chemical laden fertilizers and weed killers. Heavy pesticide use kills all insects and also wreaks havoc with the beneficial soil organisms and pollinators. At Amy's Farm, we farm organically, using no words ending in "cide". The students learn the importance of beneficial insects such as pollinators and predatory insects. The students learn the importance of companion planting: Did you know that carrots love tomatoes?
Most importantly, students will learn where their food comes from. They will see the carrots pull up from the soil, open a pod and see the peas all in a row, see the chickens laying their eggs, see the fruit on the trees, feel the wool on the sheep, see the cow's udder, observe the butterflies pollinating the blossoms, pick and smell fresh mint, rosemary, lemon verbena, etc. This tour is a very valuable learning experience for all who visit. Come and see for yourself!
According to the ever changing seasons at the farm your tour may include some of these activities also:
Harvesting different seasonal varieties in the garden
(for instance, Indian Corn in the fall, green beans in the spring
and summer, peas in late winter.)
Petting/holding newborn bunnies
Petting/holding newborn chicks
Petting newborn goats
Learn about vermiculture (beneficial worms!!)
Feeding chickens lettuce greens and collecting eggs
Taking an orchard walk and learning about our fruit trees
A polycultural farm
Amy's Farm tours are tailored to be age appropriate for each grade level and are linked to the California Learning Standards. Click on the file below to see how our tour can match your grade's curriculum.
Sustainable agriculture integrates three main goals: environmental stewardship, farm profitability, and prosperous farming communities.
Sustainable agriculture refers to the ability of a farm to produce fertile soil and healthy livestock, without causing severe or irreversible damage to ecosystem health.
Learn the long-term effects of various practices on soil properties and processes essential for crop productivity. Although air and sunlight are available everywhere on Earth, crops also depend on soil nutrients and the availability of water. When farmers grow and harvest crops, they remove some of these nutrients from the soil. Without replenishment, land suffers from nutrient depletion and becomes either unusable or suffers from reduced yields. Sustainable agriculture depends on replenishing the soil while minimizing the use of non-renewable resources, such as natural gas, or mineral ores.
Learn two of the many possible practices of sustainable agriculture: crop rotation and soil amendment, both designed to ensure that crops being cultivated can obtain the necessary nutrients for healthy growth.
Learn the process of vermiculture (growing worms) and nurturing healthy microbes in the soil.
Learn about alternate sources of nitrogen such as recycling crop waste and livestock manure
and growing legume crops and forages that form symbioses with nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobia
In some areas, sufficient rainfall is available for crop growth, but many other areas require irrigation. Learn about drip irrigation systems and how they conserve water.
Learn the importance of supplying local markets. The way that crops are sold must be accounted for in the sustainability equation. Food sold locally requires little additional energy, aside from that necessary for cultivation, harvest, and transportation.
Learn the benefits of a polyculture farm. Growing a mixture of crops (polyculture) helps reduce disease or pest problems. Cropping systems that include a variety of crops (polyculture and/or rotation) also replenish nitrogen and also use resources such as sunlight, water, or nutrients more efficiently.
Learn the benefits of companion planting. When you plant different crops in close physical proximity, they assist each other in nutrient uptake, pest control, pollination, and other factors necessary to increasing crop productivity.
Learn the importance of attracting beneficial insects such as pollinators and predatory insects.
Learn about planting according to the seasons and seed saving techniques.
Learn ways to practice sustainable animal husbandry. Some of the key tools to grazing management include fencing off the grazing area into smaller areas called paddocks, lowering stock density, and moving the stock between paddocks frequently. Raising animals and plants on the same farm creates a complete circle of life that allows greater sustainability.