The Living City® Organic Farm

Facility: Kortright Centre for Conservation
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Program Levels:
Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 6
Course Types:
Afternoon, Day Visit, Morning

Students will visit the Kortright Organic Farm to learn first hand where food comes from and see how everything on the farm is interconnected.

Curriculum connections:
Science and Technology;
Life Systems – Grade 3: Growth and Change in Plants
Earth and Space – Grade 3: Soils in the Environment
Geography;
7B – Grade 7: Natural Resources around the world: Use and Sustainability
Social Studies;
Heritage and Identity – Grade 6: Communities in Canada Past and Present
People and Environments – Grade 1: People and Environments, Grade 2: Global Communities, Grade 3: Living and Working in Ontario

The Kortright organic farm provides fresh produce to the local area. Every visit will be a little different as farming is a seasonal cycle. Depending on the season, students may learn about crop rotation, companion planting, seed production, pollinators, composting, the importance of planting a variety of crops and how the local pond and wildlife enhance production. Students may also get the chance to plant, maintain or harvest crops at the farm or plant their own seed to take home.

Preparation
Programs always have an outdoor component. Groups should dress for the conditions on the day of their visit. Before your visit, please discuss the importance of dressing appropriately for outdoor activities. On days of inclement weather the program will be modified to include some indoor activities along with the outdoor components.

Half Day, May to October