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The meal and learning packet site at City Neighbors Hamilton will be closed on Friday, April 10. Please check out our Health Updates webpage for more information.

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Farm to School

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With 33 acres of forests, fields, a stream, greenhouses, and a barn full of animals, Great Kids Farm (GKF) offers hands-on opportunities for students to connect farm and plate. Owned and operated by Baltimore City Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services, the farm supports the City Schools Blueprint for Success with education programs that reinforce curricular concepts, strengthen environmental literacy, and promote healthy habits for the whole child. 

Student experiences at Great Kids Farm include:

  • Free curriculum-aligned field trips for 2nd-graders
  • Themed student summits with expert-led workshops
  • Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE) for high-schoolers
  • Paid work opportunities for high-schoolers
  • Service-learning opportunities
  • Virtual farm tours

2nd-Grade Field Trips

Request a Free Trip

Meetings/Retreats

Request to Host an Event on the Farm

History, Events, & Resources

Visit the Friends of Great Kid Farm Site

FaceTime the Farmer

Request a brief virtual farm visit for any grade

School Gardens

School gardens are valuable resources as versatile spaces for enriching student learning across subjects, ages, and abilities. Our Farm to School staff provides technical assistance for gardens of all shapes and sizes– ranging from indoor windowsill arrangements to outdoor greenhouses and raised beds. 

School Garden Resources

Tips on Starting or Expanding School Planting

Support for Your School Garden

Request Support from Our Team

More Greening Resources

Sustainability Resources

For the latest Farm to School news

Look for the “GKF Beet” in the monthly Green Schools Update. Email green@bcps.k12.md.us to subscribe.