Education Programs

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


We foster joy and discovery through inquiry and exploration of the natural world and food. Our programs teach individuals how food is grown, cooked and contributes to health.

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)
  • Science Fair Activities (prices vary by group size)
  • Summer Camps     Farm to Table / Seed to Stomach Camp      Ages 4-7 with adult caregiver


    This unique camp takes you and your child on a culinary adventure at The Farm at St. Joes! 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.                          

    June 18-22, 10am-Noon   Register

    June 25-29, 10am-Noon  Register

    July 30-August 3, 10am-Noon   Register

       August 13-17, 10am-Noon   Register

    Farm, Field & Forest Camp         Ages 8-11 

    Take part in a place-based 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!

July 23-27, 9am-3pm   Register


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 program, contact Laura Meisler, Education Coordinator at 734-712-HOOP (4667) or