Farming Practice/Tours

 

Our Practice

 We farm sustainably because we care about  the health of people & the environment

20160409_083229We grow our products using sustainable farming practices that build healthy ecosystems by using materials and methods that minimize the negative impact on the environment and conserve water resources. We apply principles that maintain biodiversity, ecological balance, natural plant fertilization and pest management, and soil and water integrity to foster healthy food production. Our produce is beyond organic because it is completely free of chemicals- no synthetic or organic pesticides or herbicides are used. We believe that by using eco-friendly natural production methods we will sustain the farms’ productivity for generations to come.

 

 

What You Can Do to Protect Your Health and Environment

Although it is not obvious to consumers, Organic certification alone does not guarantee healthy and environmentally-friendly produced food. Organic food can travel thousands of miles before it reaches the consumer. These food miles not only contribute to harmful emissions of greenhouse gases, but have serious consequences for your health since the nutrient content of your food breaks down over time. By choosing to support local producers like Floppy Hat Farms, you can stimulate your local economy, protect your environment, and benefit from eating fresher, healthier, tastier local produce!

Local Produce

Local Produce

The easiest way to ensure that you are purchasing healthy food that is being sustainably produced is to know your farmer. Come visit our farm by attending a public tour, workshop, or field trip:

 

 

Field Trips

At Healing with CAARE, our Field Trip Program is open to the general public, private, charter, public and home school groups, and after-school students. Our interactive workshop will offer an exciting opportunities for students to learn about UrbanAquaponic Farming and Traditional Soil-based Gardening, as well as explore the inter-connections between food, health, and environmental sustainability. Students will get to participate in hands-on learning activities such as planting, harvesting produce, food preparation and/or making value-add on products with what they harvest.

Field trips are offered at our teaching and research CAARe facility year-round based on staff availability and are available for scheduling for day time, evening, and weekends as needed. We will supply 1 trained guide instructor for each group of up to 20 students. Larger groups can be accommodated by utilizing a revolving tour presentation maintaining a minimum adult student ratio of 1 teacher or chaperone per every 10 students.

Please contact us for detailed program information to schedule your individual or group trip(s). The cost of the field trip is $7 per student with a minimum of $200 (or whichever is greater). Chaperones and teachers (1 teacher or chaperone per every 10 students) will be admitted at no additional cost, any additional chaperones will be subject to the $7 per person admission fee.

To lock in a field trip, a 50% deposit is required at the time of scheduling. A confirmation will follow to confirm details of the tour and the remaining balance must be paid in full no later than 7 days prior to the scheduled field. The field trip duration is approximately 1.5-2 hours the last Friday of every month with up to a capacity of 75 students max and are normally held anytime between 9-3 pm. Homeschool and Afterschool program field trips are also available Mon-Friday after 3 pm, please inquire by email for preferred times. Reservations are required for all school groups.

Schedule your field trip by contacting us and completing our online Registration form by visiting http://www.aquaponicfood4thought.com/
 

 

Tours

We offer facility tours weekly to share our passion about Aquaponics, integrated farming, and sustainable and healthy living. Tours last 1 hour. Please Schedule your tour today!

Costs

$15 Adults * $10 Seniors & Students * $5 Children (13 years and under)- with a minimum of $75 (whichever is greater). A maximum of $150 for 10 or more people (up to 20 max ). Follow us on Facebook for announcements about free public tours and upcoming events: https://www.facebook.com/AquaponicFood4Thought

Private Tours

Floppy Hat Farms

Floppy Hat Farms

If you would like one-on-one time and the ability to ask more specific questions then time allows during our group tours, consider scheduling a private visit. Private tours are available as scheduling permits and cost $40 per person per hour. To request a private tour with Dr Rachel Kulberg and to schedule a time please email us.

 

Workshops

Help restore the carbon cycle and reduce global temperatures, while contributing to your own health and food security by learning how to garden Aquaponically! We offer beginner and advance Aquaponic workshops that will teach the scientific & technical knowledge required to master one of the most sustainable gardening techniques to date!
 

 

Workshop Floppy Hat Farms

Workshop Floppy Hat Farms

Come Join us for one or all three of our workshops :

“Aquaponics for Beginners” workshop- This 3 hour workshop will introduce students to the basic concepts behind Aquaponics and various system design considerations. Each student will participate in the build of a small hands-on table-top unit that can be used for Microgreen production.

Symposium and Workshop On Integrative and Restorative Agriculture Including: Aquaculture, Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Restorative & Closed Environment Agriculture- This 1 to 3 day workshop will cover all aspects of Aquaponics and other cutting-edge and integrated farming strategies are designed specifically for those that are more seriously committed to small-scale food production.
Have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me!

 

Our Food is Grown the Way Nature Intended         No Synthetic Pesticides or GMOs

 

We specialize in Tasty and Niche Crops

Contact Us Today- We’ll Help You Meet your Needs!