Education Programs

The Farm is excited to connect kids and families with local, seasonal healthy food!

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We foster joy and discovery through inquiry and exploration of the natural world and food. Our programs engage individuals at the intersection of health, agriculture and sustainability.

Join us for:

  • Field Trips (one hour, $80 for up to 13 students, $4 per additional student)
  • Classroom Visits (one hour, $80 for up to 15 students, $5 per additional student)   

Our youth programs are grounded in the State of Michigan education standards, and include age-appropriate hands-on activities and fresh produce tasting. We have a limited budget for scholarships if your group needs assistance in paying for programming. Contact us for more information.

To book a field trip our classroom visit, contact Laura Meisler, Education Coordinator at 734-712-HOOP (4667) or Laura.Meisler@StJoesHealth.org

  • Summer Camps offer enriching experiences during the height of the growing season. To register, click the links below:

Farm to Table I: The Science of Food

Ages 4-7 with adult caregiver
Monday – Friday 9:30am – 11:30am  $159

Session 1  July 22-26
Register: http://bit.ly/2GjZCXh

Session 2  July 29 – August 2
Register:http://bit.ly/2uvoZnv

This unique camp takes you and your child on a culinary adventure at The Farm at St. Joe’s! Together we harvest fresh produce and explore the science behind growing, eating and cooking food as we learn how to make good food choices. We also transform our locally-grown and freshly picked produce into nutritious snacks that are easy and fun to make. Each day includes hands-on activities and take-home recipes.

Farm to Table II: The Science of Food

Ages 5-9
Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:00pm  $159

Session 1  July 22-26
Register: http://bit.ly/2GjZCXh

Session 2  July 29 – August 2
Register:http://bit.ly/2uvoZnv

Come to The Farm at St. Joe’s for a fun exploration of delicious food and how it’s grown! Get your hands in the soil from seed, to harvest, to plate, to compost. We will expand our understanding of plants, nutrition and agriculture through fun activities, and prepare a fresh snack each day. Campers take home recipes and educational information.

Farm, Field & Forest

Ages 8-11
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm  $279

Session 1  July 15 – 19
Register: http://bit.ly/2GjZCXh

Session 2   August 5 – 9
Register:http://bit.ly/2uvoZnv

Take part in an outdoor camp like no other as we explore our unique hospital-based vegetable farm, our native prairie and our woods by the Huron River. Share experiences and ideas, and spend plenty of time hiking as we investigate nature through hands-on activities and perform stewardship tasks. Discover the joy in caring for ourselves and caring for the environment around us!

Instructor: Laura Meisler, Education Coordinator, The Farm at St. Joe’s

Location: 5557 MacAuley Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.

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