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  harvesting. Sessions are held once a week for eight weeks on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students are paid for their work and are eligible for paid summer internships.
Schools programs
Area schools take advantage of 15-minute free video lessons about
farming methods. The videos are geared for a variety of grades. Kin- dergarten and first grade students take a virtual tour of the farm to see the variety of vegetable crops. Sec- ond and third grade students view a video on pollination and fourth and fifth grade student see one on soils.
City Farm also welcomes on-site school trips to the farm where the children can get hands-on experi- ence.
Along with a high school Farm Box Program where students grow, harvest, and cook wholesome foods under staff direction, a weekly business class offers marketing and
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selling techniques as the students proceed to interact with their com- munity.
Volunteering and farm tours
Anyone can volunteer for a day helping on the farm on the second and fourth Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. No experience is necessary. Volunteers participate in planting, transplanting, harvesting, mulch- ing, prepping beds, feeding the chickens and sheep.
Small groups and families can take a guided hour and half tour led by City Farm SLO educators and farmers. The tour is perfect for any age and run Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. to noon, 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Fee
is $125 for one to five guests. Add additional guests for $15 per adult and $10 per child.
City Farm SLO is located at 1221 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo and reservations are strongly encouraged. For a reservation or more informa- tion email programs@cityfarmslo, call (805) 769-8344 or visit
- Ruth Ann Angus
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