We welcome students of all ages to Jean's Farm for field trips! Our trained staff host groups of up to 42 people for increments of 2, 3 and 4 hour visits. Our skilled educators facilitate a variety of sustainability-related experiential learning activities that embody age-appropriate common core standards. The Farm is easily accessible in SE Portland on bus route 75. 

Early Childhood Program Rhythm
Good morning song & story
Feed the chickens
Forest free play
Meal (optional)
Nature craft (optional, based on length of visit)
Goodbye to the land

Grade School/Middle School Program Rhythm
Welcome circle
Small group activity rotations*
Meal (optional)
Forest free play or sit spot/journaling (depending on age)
Closing circle

*Activity stations include farm chores/animal care and a garden activity, as well as a choice of the following topics that the teacher chooses in advance:

  • Fiber arts & crafts
  • Nature awareness, survival and homesteading
  • Restoration ecology
  • Healthy food choices & culinary arts (can include cooking in a wood-fired oven)
  • Understanding systems and the importance of diversity

All projects are based on the season. We use as many resources as possible directly from the land at Jean's Farm (both wild and cultivated) for our culinary and craft projects. Our program integrates principles of permaculture, mindfulness and peace education, and these topics can be offered as explicit lessons with an advance request. 

In exchange for your time on the land, we ask the following amount of financial contribution in support of our program design & staffing, supplies, space tending and administrative costs. 

Groups of under 12 visitors pay a flat fee and only require 1 adult chaperone:
2 hour visit: $100
3 hour visit: $120
4 hour visit: $140

Groups of 12-23 visitors pay per person, and require 2 adult chaperones:
2 hour visit: $8/person (including chaperones)
3 hour visit: $9/person (including chaperones)
4 hour visit: $10/person (including chaperones)

Groups of 24-35 pay per person and require 3 adult chaperones:
2 hour visit: $7/person (including chaperones)
3 hour visit: $8/person (including chaperones)
4 hour visit: $9/person (including chaperones)

Groups of 36-42 (maximum) pay per person and require 4 adult chaperones:
2 hour visit: $6/person (including chaperones)
3 hour visit: $7/person (including chaperones)
4 hour visit: $8/person (including chaperones)

Meals are optional depending on timing and length of stay. Meals can be brought with the students (a packed lunch) or can be purchased for an additional $5/person. Often, farm lunches are prepared at least in part by the students themselves during their activity rotation. Farm lunch includes whole grain, seasonal vegetables & fruit, greens and eggs. We also specialize in wood oven pizza and can provide gluten and dairy free options upon advance request. The food served is primarily organic, grown on-site or from local farms. Students with food allergies should bring their own lunch.

To contact us with your interest in bringing your class to visit Jean's Farm,