We believe the best lessons in life can be taught and learned in the garden. At Beardsley Farm, we are excited to share these seeds of learning that will leave a lasting impression on everyone who visits.   Opportunities are available for learners of all ages, and for gardeners of all experience levels. 


Field Trips

Field trips are a great opportunity to see urban farming up close while learning about sustainable vegetable production. Field trips usually include a tour of the farm, a farm activity, a game, and a healthy snack. Beardsley Farm field trips can be tailored to meet a class' specific interests and lesson plans. Tailored field trips may include a composting or pollinator lesson. We work with students of all ages, but ask that field trips be limited to 30 students. Please schedule field trips at least two weeks in advance, or four weeks in advance for tailored field trips. Our field trips are always free, but we do ask for a $1 donation per child if possible. Picnic space is available at the farm. 

To download our Field Trip Liability Form click here.

To schedule a field trip, or to find out more, call us at (865) 546-8446 or e-mail us at beardsleyfarm@gmail.com

Cooking Demonstrations

We offer cooking demonstrations in our Education Center for groups, by request. Please let us know if you'd like to bring a group (any age) for a class on how to prepare and cook nourishing, vibrant meals. Email or call us directly at beardsleyfarm@gmail.com or (865) 546-8446 to inquire about demos for making soups, broths, ferments, preserves, pies or other vegetable/fruit specific classes! Classes are free, but we ask for a $2 donation per person to cover the costs of ingredients. Costs may be waived based on need. 

Head Start

We provide pre-school children at the North Ridge Crossing Head Start hands-on learning experiences on nutrition, gardening, and physical education. Children learn about Go, Slow, Whoa foods, try healthy snacks, and participate in garden activities. Our partnership with Head Start is made possible by the generous contribution of the Siddiqi Charitable Foundation.   

Workshops and Classes

Beardsley Community Farm hosts a series of gardening classes ranging from pest management to weed control. These classes are held at CAC Beardsley Farm and are FREE for all community members. Our garden classes are held regularly throughout the year. Check our website events or Facebook page for the latest updates.

We also host additional workshops and talks throughout the year. Interested in leading a workshop at Beardsley? Contact us at beardsleyfarm@gmail.com or (865) 546-8446.