Middle & High School Tours

Middle & High School Tours


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Grades 6-12 school programs include a guided tour and an experiential activity to engage students in learning about the importance of ecological, community-based farming. Programs are linked to the California Learning Standards. We also offer customized programs for college groups.


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Sustainable Agriculture


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 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.

Building community by supporting local food systems

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.

Farm-to-Table Connection

Trace the story of a plant or animal from it's beginnings on the farm to your dinner table in your home Focus on sustainable practices.

Crop Rotation and Soil Amendment

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 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. 

Seasonal Planting and Seed Saving

Learn about planting according to the seasons and seed saving techniques.

Composting

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 

Irrigation

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.

Companion Planting

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.

Beneficial Insects

Learn the importance of attracting beneficial insects such as pollinators and predatory insects.

Sustainable Animal Care

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.

Worm Farming

Learn the process of vermiculture (growing worms) and nurturing healthy microbes in the soil.


TOUR PRICING

$10 per person


TOUR SCHEDULE

We are open Monday - Friday year-round.


TOUR SIZE

Minimum group size is 10 people​


Make Reservations

Please fill out this form to begin your reservation process. We will contact you to finalize the date and time for your visit to Amy's Farm. For questions please call 844-4AMYSFARM (844-426-9732).

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It's 12:00PM on Monday, January 1

Amy's Farm is Open!

GUIDED TOURS BY RESERVATION for all groups

PRODUCE STAND                 public hours to

Hours:                            Walk the farm:

9 AM – 5 PM                     9 AM - 5PM Mon-Fri.
Monday–Saturday           9AM - 5PM Saturdays

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Amy's Farm
7698 Eucalyptus Avenue
Ontario, CA 91762
(844) 426–9732

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