Growing Great Greens

How It Works:

Our staff come to you with a Growing Great Greens kit to teach your class all about growing plants which includes a 45 minute interactive presentation – and you keep the growing kit for 4 weeks (that’s 2 growing cycles!)

Grades JK-3: Explore how plants grow, where food comes from, and healthy eating!

Grades 4-6: Learn about food systems and sustainable agriculture!

A Presentation Just For You:

If the Growing Great Greens topics aren’t the perfect fit, just let us know and we can work with you to tailor an interactive presentation to fit your curriculum!

Pricing:

  • $85.00 per presentation including the 4-week growing kit rental available throughout the school year.
  • Follow up with an Urban Educational Farm tour in the months of Sept, Oct, Nov, April, May and June. for $6.50 per student
  • Kit return: free pick up
  • Limited number of subsidized presentations are available by request.

To Book:

Grow kits are LIMITED! Please book soon to reserve your rental by filling out the form below.

Contact our FarmEdManager@stecklehomestead.ca for more information.

COVID-19 Protocols

As of March 1, 2022, under the new protocols set forth by the Province of Ontario, we are no longer requiring proof of vaccination for any visitors or guests coming onto the farm.

Capacity limits and physical distancing requirements have also been lifted in compliance with provincial guidelines.

Masks are still required in indoor settings and outdoor settings where physical distancing is not possible.

Children's Programs

From preschool to teens, we have programs that help children and youth learn essential food skills such as planting, harvesting as well as cooking food from the farm, feeding and caring for farm animals, and developing leadership skills in a hands-on heritage farm environment.

Little Farmers (Ages 2-5)

Seasonal farm activities, garden activities, animal feeding and general care, farm and environment-themed crafts, storytime and more!

Farm Explorers (Ages 6-9)

Explore the farm ecosystem from catching garden critters to growing plants, caring for the farm animals, and cooking in the kitchen!

Rise & Shine (Ages 6-9)

A great program giving kids a chance to learn about animals on the farm, and assist in morning chores and basic animal care.

Cancellation Policy

Unable to send your child to a program or camp? Need to cancel a party, tour or event? Here’s what you need to know…

Summer Camps

From preschool to teens, we have camps that help children and youth learn essential food skills such as planting, harvesting as well as cooking food from the farm, feeding and caring for farm animals, and developing leadership skills in a hands-on heritage farm environment.

Agriventure Summer Camp (Ages 5-12)

Hands-on learning activities include gardening, harvesting produce, playing games, making crafts and learning more about our animals and heritage!

Leaders In Training Program (Ages 13-14)

A great way to develop leadership skills and to gain valuable knowledge and experiences while participating in our summer Agriventure Camp.

Volunteer Junior Leader Program (Ages 15-17)

A fun way to earn your high school volunteer hours and build your resume. Assist with group rotations, provide support to younger campers, plan and run an activity of their choice and more!

Cancellation Policy

Unable to send your child to a program or camp? Need to cancel a party, tour or event? Here’s what you need to know…

Community Tour Booking

  • If you are booking more than one tour, please specify how many guests are in each tour. Please note that we can accommodate a maximum of 60 guests per tour.
  • Please suggest specific dates and start times. Morning tours can start any time between 9:15am-10am, and afternoon tours can start between 12pm-1pm. If your dates are flexible, please also offer back up options.
    In registering and permitting my group to attend a tour at Steckle Heritage Farm, I, the undersigned, hereby agree as follows:

    1. 1. The information I have provided in this form is accurate
    2. 2. I understand that if I am to cancel my tour with less than 15 days notice, I will be issued a $50 cancellation fee
    3. 3. I understand and agree to comply with the COVID-19 protocols listed on the website
    4. 4. I understand that Steckle Heritage Farm is a 'working' farm and that while the staff does everything possible to ensure the safety of the site and program, it is my responsibility to supervise the group at all times while on site