Farm-based learning rooted in our city

Our educational programs teach youth, educators, and our community where food comes from and why it matters. Whether in the field, cafeteria, or classroom, participants gain hands-on farming, gardening and cooking experiences and learn about sustainable agriculture, seed-saving, and healthy eating.

“Poughkeepsie Farm Project does amazing work in connecting school children to growing their own food.”
— Rebecca Flack, Farm Educator, Attended Summer Institute 2015


Visitors discover the farm and the cycles of life through farm tours and activities that also touch on science, nutrition, and justice.  


We invite adults and youth to explore the farm, learn to cook, and gain sustainable living skills.



Turn our farm and gardens into your classroom. Farm to School promotes healthy eating and encourages excitement about eating local foods in school meals.


Through Growing City Seeds we assist to successfully establish school gardens; train educators in garden-based curriculum; and host garden-related community workshops.

Seeds of The Food system

Come be a part of sustainability at its core. Through Seeds of the Food System, teens learn the process of saving seeds. We distribute the locally adapted seeds to non-profits, schools and gardeners.

Education Internships

 You'll get invaluable experience here. We train the next generation of farm educators and food advocates.

Webinar with Jamie and USDA

Listen as Jamie Levato, our education director, discusses how to evaluate your Farm to School program.