In February Soil&Water arranged a tour with Full Circle Farm in Sunnyvale. The tour explored the farm and youth garden where the kids played in dirt piles, discovered worms in the compost and fed chickens. Full Circle Farm is a great local farm in our area that teaches kids about growing food, our local food systems, and sustainable garden practices. Kids were really happy to join the tour and run around in the farm. If interested, their kid's tours take approximately 1 1/2 hours and adult tours show the whole farm in detail which usually takes more than 2-3 hours. They have many ways to volunteer including drop-in volunteer workdays on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am until whenever your feel like leaving.
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We were really astonished to see a huge farm in the heart of the Sunnyvale. They showed us the full farm and detailed tour about their complete process from seedlings in Green house to harvesting the vegetables. The Green house space was huge and lot of varieties of seedlings growing in there.
The other crops like Radish,Kale,Cabbage were planted in a row on the ground. We also got to see their Herb garden, Taste the Fennel leaves and at the end buy any vegetables grown in their farm. They operate a full CSA.
Kids also got to explore the worms, worm bins and dig into the compost bins. They were taught to touch, feel and taste lot of leaves and texture of veggies.
All the children had nice opportunity feeding Kale leaves to the Chicken. They also had a nice experience petting the chickens. Kids also felt the hatched eggs from the chicken. All the kids really enjoyed feeding them.
Overall it was wonderful trip and all of us learned and explored the farm. Kids enjoyed the experience. Thanks to Full Circle Farm for showing us around their whole farm.