Education

The Education Program at Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s,

a Project of Nassau Land Trust

Crossroads Farm is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for our children and their adult supervisors during our outdoor experiential learning. In light of the recent COVID-19 health crisis our staff will make safety our first priority by following mandatory and recommended best practices from the CDC, EPA and NYS Reopening guidelines while continuing to provide stimulating, interactive learning experiences for our guests. Our farm is an inviting, restorative, and special place. 

Our commitment to your safety includes learning that takes place only outdoors while ensuring safe distancing. Visual markers posted around our farm indicate 6 feet distances. Our education staff will always wear masks when interacting with children. Children and their chaperones must bring masks and may be asked to put them on when social distancing cannot be maintained. We will practice appropriate hand washing and sharing protocols using New York State Reopening guidelines. High-touch areas and restroom facilities will be properly sanitized adhering to EPA guidelines.

Available Programs

  • Fall Seed Saving (12 - 14 yrs/ grades 6 - 9)

  • Spring Sow to Grow  Series, 3 visits (9 years old/4th grade) 

  • Field Trip or a series of visits (open to all ages)

  • Sunshine Programs (Spring/Summer/Fall) (2 - 5 years old + caregiver)

  • Young Farmers ( 6 yrs - 11 yrs)

Programs can be tailored to your curriculum/interests. A typical visit consists of a farm tour and a hands-on farm activity. The hands-on activity varies depending on the program, the season, and the changing daily needs of our working farm. Farm-to-School programs are also available. 

Experiential Learning Themes For Families & Youth

  • Sunshine Summer Program

  • Buzzing with Bees

  • Don’t Treat our Soil Like Dirt!

  • Tend our Teaching Garden

  • Nature Art

  • Nectar Collectors

  • Herbology 

  • Worming Your Way into Compost

  • The Potted Harvest

  • Buds, Blooms, & Seeds

For Adults

  • Artist's En Plein Air Day

  • Workshops

Crossroads Farm is a NOFA certified organic non-profit farm. Our farm serves as a model not only for farm renewal but also for community and educational enhancement, activism and environmental awareness. Our experiential education program introduces children and adults to the world of nature and invites all to join in the activities that make the farm grow. This, as well as hands-on experiential learning is what makes our educational program unique. We strive to help cultivate a connection between people and nature that will be a seed for a lifetime of learning and a confidence in growing food and landscapes.

SCHOOLS

Farm to school visits and school to farm trips.  Sow to Grow Program. Seed Saving Program. Field Trips. 

Contracted programs are $10/child per session, 1-time school trips are $12/child per session.

$10 or
$12
 /child 

SCOUTS

Include a tour of the farm, a farm activity and free play. We can collaborate to design experiences based on badge requirements. 

$12/child

GROUPS & HOMESCHOOLERS

Join one of our seasonal sessions or choose a seasonal session as an exclusive class. Sunshine Program. Young Farmers. 

please inquire

For more information on booking educational tours, classes, and workshops email us at education@nassaulandtrust.org or call us at 516-881-7900 Ext 3.  

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A non-profit  stewardship project of:

Crossroads Farm at Grossmann's
480 Hempstead Avenue
Malverne, NY 11565
516-881-7900