Organic Farm Field Trip &
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
event is past.
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Georgia Chapter of Compassionate Kids has arranged a field trip
to Gaia Gardens, an organic farm located in Atlanta.
Gaia Gardens is a community farm, owned by
East Lake Commons Co-housing Community and run by an
independent farmer. The farm is 5 acres, including hillsides,
forest fragments, and an acre spring-fed pond. The 1.5 acre
growing space is a patchwork of fields dedicated to rotations
that include an intensive cover cropping schedule.
field trip will include a tour of the farm, where seasonal
plants one may see include kale, collards, Swiss chard,
lettuce, broccoli, and cabbage. One may also see how shitake
mushrooms are grown. A tour of the green house will show newly
potted seedlings, and one may learn how potting soil is made.
field trip will also teach the following:
What is "organic" and why is it important?
What is "sustainable agriculture" and why is it important?
What are "cover crops" and why are they important?
What is "compost" and why is it important?
OPTIONAL COMPOSTING ACTIVITY
Care to add an extra learning activity? Download a copy of
our simple composting worksheet.
Children who wish to may bring a jar of their own compost to add
to the Gaia Gardens composting system! Now THAT's a community
Gaia Gardens has lawn space available for anyone wishing to
bring picnic blankets and a picnic supper.
COST & RSVP
cost for the field trip is $2.00 per person. Please arrive with
exact change in cash in an envelope with your family name on it.
Please RSVP via email to [This event is past--no additional
East Lake Commons
950 Dancing Fox Road
Decatur, GA 30032
Contact Person: Daniel Parson
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[This event is past--no additional RSVPs accepted.]
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