Students meet some calves at CBF's Clagett Farm. Photo by CBF Staff.Students meet some calves during a field experience at CBF's Clagett Farm. Photo by CBF Staff

Clagett Farm Education Program

Please note: Due to budget constraints, CBF's Clagett Farm Education Program has been temporarily closed (effective March 2014)

CBF's 285-acre, organic working farm in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, provides both day and overnight programs that foster in-depth discussions about agriculture's impact on the watershed. Exploring the farm by foot and hay wagon, or canoeing on the nearby Patuxent River, students gain true awareness of environmental issues, to sharpen critical thinking skills, and to practice problem solving. Student action projects may be available. This meaningful watershed experience can be tailored to engage students in second through twelfth grade.

During overnight programs, Clagett Farm staff camp with your group. CBF provides tents and cooking gear. Day one is spent on the farm, day two on the Patuxent River, and day three on a workboat program or a schoolyard. These three days may be consecutive or spread out over several weeks.

Program accommodates up to 23 if canoeing (grades 5 and above) and 30 if land-based (grades 1 and above).

DC Greens "DC Farm to School Approved" stamp of approvalCBF's Clagett Farm Program has the
DC Farm to School Stamp of Approval

DC Greens encourages teachers in Washington, D.C. to engage their students in farm-based learning. To aid in their search for programs that provide a rich educational experience they have developed an assessment tool—the DC Farm to School Stamp of Approval. This stamp has been given to F2S field program sites that:

  • actively engage students in hands-on learning (planting, harvesting, tasting, smelling);
  • expose students to a wide variety of plant and animal species;
  • serve as an extension of the classroom, rooted in educational standards;
  • and draw the connection between plants on the farm and food on our plates.
Watch DC Greens' video introduction to Clagett Farm
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