Field Trips

Introduction

Mary’s Land Farm is a 160 acre working farm located in Howard County three miles from the intersection of Route 108 and Route 32. The farm is based on a permaculture method of farming which is healthy for the environment, employees and visitors. Most importantly, we produce healthy, organic produce and meat products.

On the farm we raise layer chickens, layer ducks, meat chickens (broilers), goats, Katahdin sheep, Red Devon beef, ponies, and rare and shy unicorns.

We have installed three miles of swales and berms to keep rainwater on the property and to avoid runoff into our stream, which flows in the Patuxent.

We offer field trips to schools, daycare programs, after school programs, scout groups, homeschoolers, and families up and down the East Coast.

Our educational programs are catered to the requirements of the age group visiting the farm. Our passion is programs that educate children on the intersection of farming and the environment in a fun, informal hands-on atmosphere that supplements the classroom curriculum. We look forward to aiding what’s taught in the classroom and can build a custom field trip to compliment your curriculum. With each field trip, we provide material that can be used in the classroom before or after the trip.

Every field trip includes:

- Useyerfoot Hand Washing Station with Soapy and Clean Rinse Water

- Portable toilet which is handicapped accessible

- Covered picnic area

 Admission Fee (2 Hour Field Trip)

  • $8 per person. 1 Adult admission is free for every 15 people to encourage active chaperoning, which makes the trip more effective for the children.
  • Minimum group size is 20. We can work to combine your smaller group with another group if you call us.

Fall 2017 Field Trips

Trip 1: Be A Farmer (Agenda):

20 Minute Introduction to the Farm Map and Permaculture Design Principles

Observe how peeps are raised in the brooder.

Test the grain and learn about the organic variety.

Start Chores:

Jump on the wagon to start chores.

Observe how the broilers are moved.

Feel the weight of a broiler vs a layer hen and discuss why the difference.

Learn how the ducks move from area to area. Help collect duck eggs if not already collected.

Observe a cow milking.

Take a pumpkin home.

 

Trip 2: Pizza Harvest (Agenda):  

Visit to the 1 acre living pizza by tractor and wagon.  

Introductory Lecture on the Pizza Harvest

Interactive Garden Experience (boots or shoes that can get muddy needed in inclement weather)

Each "slice" of the pizza has a different ingredient in a pizza.  For example, there is a tomato slice, an herb slice, wheat slice, cows slice for cheese, etc.

Harvest a pumpkin.

Observe a cow milking.

 

 

Please print out and circulate this checklist for the field trip.

Please call 410-849-4314 for more information or write info@mary.farm