Family Field Trips

Bring the whole family out for fun in the garden or on the farm

Bring the whole family out for a fun-filled afternoon in the garden or on the farm! Rooted is thrilled to offer Family Field Trips at the Troy Kids’ Garden (502 Troy Drive) and Goodman Youth Farm (5107 Sudbury Way). Each field trip will feature hands-on outdoor activities for parents and kids of all ages: harvest and cook a healthy snack, plant seedlings, explore the worm compost bins, or create outdoor art. At the Kids’ Garden, located on Madison’s northside, families can also visit with our resident chickens or explore the tall grass prairie. At the Youth Farm, on Madison’s east side, unique experiences include meeting our honey bees and packing fresh produce to donate to the local food pantry.

Join us for one (or all!) of these hands-on garden adventures!


Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering family field trips. We hope to welcome you and your family back onto our farm and garden sites in 2021. Thank you for your understanding and enjoy the summer!

2020 Family Field Trip Dates

Troy Kids' Garden

All trips are 1-2:30 p.m.

Friday, June 26
Friday, July 3
Friday, July 10
Friday, July 17
Friday, July 24,
Friday, July 31
Friday, August 7
Friday, August 14

Goodman Youth Farm

All trips are 1-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 23
Tuesday, June 30
Tuesday, July 7
Tuesday, July 14
Tuesday, July 21
Tuesday, July 28
Tuesday, August 4
Tuesday, August 11

Sample family field trip schedule

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Compost exploration & seasonal garden activity (planting, mulching, harvesting)
  • Visit the chickens (Troy Kids’ Garden) or honeybees (Goodman Youth Farm)
  • Water & games break!
  • Harvest & cook a garden snack
  • Wrap-up and farewell
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