Educational Group Visits - Spring

Third Grade Life Science – Plant Growth & Development

We offer a spring educational field trip that falls in line with the Grade 3 curriculum, Plant Growth & Development.

The $9.00 fee per student includes:

  • A demonstration by Mr. Elzinga of the seeding machine and the seed chamber
  • A tour of the greenhouses learning about flowers, vegetable plants and herbs
  • Discussions on parts of plants, needs of plants and pollinators
  • Weather permitting, a demonstration of the soil filling machine
  • The opportunity to “work” planting a flat of flowers
  • Planting a flower to take home
  • Group photo

Call our farm to schedule your field trip at 219-865-1181 or email us at

Additional notes: Teachers and chaperones are not charged a fee. Field trips typically last about an hour. Appropriate attire and shoes are suggested for outdoors and planting. Field trips will only be cancelled due to weather conditions.