Whole Kids Foundation Educational Farm - Roswell, GA

The Whole Kids Foundation Educational Farm’s mission is to provide experiential learning about food in an outdoor learning environment that supports the local community, including schools and neighborhood residents. The Farm’s vision is to provide a space for learning about, growing, cooking and eating fresh, healthy, organic food, for children, students and community members, while offering a beautiful natural space for exploration.

The Farm is open year-round to the public. A monthly schedule of events, classes and workshops will be published on the Farm’s Facebook Page.

The Farm partners with local schools, child care and youth centers to offer outdoor educational opportunities for students throughout the week, your-round. This may include information on soil, seeds, planting, water reclamation, composting, pollinators, and healthy cooking. The Farm provides a hands on learning environment that combines well with STEM for many grades. Classes are available for learners of all ages as well as tours of the Farm. If you are interested in learning more about field trips to the Farm, please contact us.

Seedling Orders for Spring

If you live near the Whole Kids Farm, please consider placing an order for your springtime garden seedlings. You can download the seedling order form HERE.

CSA - Coming Soon!

CSA is a partnership between farmers and members of their community. Farmers pledge a share of their harvest every week in exchange for a commitment from community members to purchase that harvest. In exchange for your commitment you’ll receive first pick of fruits and vegetables harvested fresh from the farm all season long.

We are very excited to offer a CSA this year. Please download this for details about pricing and weekly box pick up. Please click here to sign up.

By joining our CSA you are providing essential support for the Farm’s programs as well as the Whole Kids Foundation and their initiative to fund school gardens, salad bars, and healthy teacher training.

Our CSA members receive a Farm Newsletter each week with their CSA Share Box.

Calendar & Location

The Farm is located at 1180 Upper Hembree Road, Roswell, GA 30076. Are you wondering what is happening on the Farm, or wondering what you should be planting at home this week?  Every day is something new, and if you have any questions, please contact us.

Photos

Please visit our Facebook page, or use #WholeKidsFarm on Instagram to see all the great photos taken on the Farm.

Environmental Stewardship

The Farm is in the process of becoming USDA certified Organic, and the principles of organic farming are used to promote care of the soil and plant management in accordance with natural systems. We primarily rely on on-farm composting, crop rotation, cover crops, and low-till systems for soil health. Our pest-management plan is focused on companion planting, crop rotation, and creating habitat for beneficial insects. We remove our weeds by hand. Any external inputs necessary are carefully considered for the most natural option and always comply with Organic standards.  

Waste reduction through composting, rainwater collection, and other stewardship practices provide examples of green living for the students, volunteer gardeners and surrounding neighborhood.

The Farm's land was previously a parking lot. The asphalt, and approximately 12 inches of gravel and soil beneath the asphalt was removed and the soil was tested for toxicity. Approximately 2,600 cubic yards of fresh, locally produced organic compost, created with organic matter from our Whole Foods Market stores and processed at by our compost partner, Wilbros Inc., was back-filled into the Farm. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering on the Farm? We would love to host you or your group for a volunteer work day. Please contact us to learn about the great volunteer opportunities we have.

Resources

Visit our Whole Kids Foundation website’s resources page for a wealth of information.