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Scheduling a Visit

Red Wiggler offers several different experiences that are great for school groups, families, civic groups, congregations, scout groups and community organizations. To schedule a visit please fill out the RWCF Group Visit Reservation Form and return to molly@redwiggler.org.  We will follow up with you to confirm the details.

More information on the types of field trips we offer are below. 

Deposits and program fees can be paid here.

Basic Tour
45 Minutes

  • Complete tour of farm including the fields, greenhouse, beehives and solar house
  • Discussion of our mission, programs, sustainable farming practices and environmental stewardship

Appropriate for all ages. 
Suggested program fee: $75 for up to 20 participants.*

Sensory Exploration
1 hour

  • Tour of the farm including the fields, greenhouse, beehives and solar house
  • Follow your senses through the field, tasting, smelling and observing along the way.
  • Search for insects and pollinators
  • See up close what it takes to grow healthy and sustainable food. 
  • Take a trip to our Discovery Garden to seed, water or harvest. 

    Suggested program fee: $75 for up to 15 participants.*

Seed to Harvest Educational Tour
1.5 - 2 Hours

  • Complete tour of farm including the fields, greenhouse, beehives and solar house
  • Discussion of our mission, programs, sustainable farming practices and environmental stewardship
  • Opportunities to taste, smell and observe along the way. 
  • Cooking activity with produce from the fields

Appropriate for all ages. 
Suggested program fee: $125 for up to 15 participants.*

Service Learning Visit
2-5 Hours

  • Brief introduction to the farm
  • 2+ hours of service in our fields or greenhouse. Activities including harvesting, planting, weeding, general field maintenance.

Appropriate for ages 12+, max group size is 12 participants
Suggested program fee: $50 for 9/10am-12pm, $75 for 9/10am-2pm (with break for lunch)

Let us know your interests- we are happy to address organic and sustainable farming methods, food systems, plant cycles, nutrition, compost, our solar home, our relationship to the wetlands and the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly, and any number of other topics that might resonate with your group. Read over our Field Trip Guide  for more information on various field trip options and how our content connects to your curriculum.

Trips take place both inside our Program Building and outside in our 12 acres of fields and parkland.This means participants should be adequately dressed and prepared for the weather. We welcome groups to stay for lunch from 12pm-1pm with our Growers, staff and volunteers.

About Red Wiggler

Located in northern Montgomery County, Red Wiggler Community Farm creates fertile ground to nourish a healthy and inclusive community:

  • Red Wiggler employs adults with developmental disabilities to grow and harvest Certified Organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
  • The Farm is also dedicated to educational and service learning programs for area youth and adults.
  • Finally, we carry out all our activities in cooperation with nature and through the lens of environmental stewardship.

Red Wiggler is a working farm; particularly in the spring, summer, and fall, students will be able to observe all the hard work that goes into planting, harvesting, and caring for our vegetables and land.

DC Greens Field Trip Spotlight

Red Wiggler Community Farm is an approved DC Greens “Farm to School” field trip site.

What to bring:

- Signed Memo of Understanding

- Refillable water bottle

- Closed-toe shoes, long pants, hat to shade from sun

- If staying for lunch, participants should bring their own lunch.

Hours of Operation:

Red Wiggler Community Farm is open 9am-2pm, Monday through Friday.

Facilities:

We offer a state-of-the-art indoor classroom, which includes a Promethean Board to engage participants. We have two indoor restrooms on-site and indoor and outdoor seating and lunch areas.