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!


We are happy to expand our offerings of family field trips in 2021! Join us at the Goodman Youth Farm or Troy Kids’ Garden for a more intimate farm experience for the whole family. We’ll work together on seasonal farm activities and be sure to leave time for harvesting produce for you to take back home. We’re excited to see you family soon!

2021 Family Field Trip Schedule

Troy Kids' Garden

Field trips are offered on Fridays from June 25 – August 13. All trips are from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Goodman Youth Farm

Field trips are offered on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from June 22 – August 11.
All field trips are from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

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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