Field Trips

Here at Pure Land Organic, we feel strongly that education is one of our most important duties. As local farms and backyard gardens have grown scarce, young people in particular have become removed from the practice of growing food. We would love to help your students explore the wonders and challenges of a working organic fruit and vegetable farm.  


K-12 Field Trips                       Homeschool Groups


K-12 Field Trips

  • Each grade level program is aligned with TEKS. Please click here for full details:

PLO Elementary TEKS Alignment and Program Guide

  • Field Trips are best scheduled March through June, and September through November. Off season visits can be arranged.
  • Cost is $10 per student, no fee for teachers or chaperones.
  • Field Trips generally last 1.5-2 hours.
  • Pure Land Organic will supply water, shade tents, and activity-specific materials as detailed. An RV is available at the farm with a bathroom and sink for hand-washing.
  • All grade level programs include a farm tour and overview or our organic growing practices, with specific lessons tailored to the TEKS at each grade level.

Visitors should bring:

  • Hats, closed-toed shoes, seasonally appropriate clothing, and sunscreen
  • Water bottles
  • Bag lunches, if desired
  • Rain ponchos, if rain is likely
  • Notebooks and pencils

Sample itinerary for Kindergarten students:

9:00 - 9:15 - Welcome to the farm. The farmer will go over the rules, give a brief overview of the property and our mission at Pure Land Organic.

9:15 - 9:35 -  Farm tour and lesson on seasons

9:35 - 9:55 - Lesson on plant life cycles 

9:55 - 10:15 - Harvesting

10:15 - 10:35 - Lesson on nutrition

10:35 - 10:55 - Lunch, discuss the day’s activities

10:55 - 11:00 - Clean up, depart

Sample itinerary for 4th grade students:

9:00 - 9:15 - Welcome to the farm. The farmer will go over the rules, give a brief overview of the property and our mission at Pure Land Organic.

9:15 - 9:35 - Plant Life Cycle lesson

9:35 - 9:55 - Lesson on soil and water on the farm

9:55 - 10:15 - Transplanting into the field

10:15 - 10:35 - Harvesting

10:35 - 10:55 - Lunch and nutrition discussion

10:55 - 11:00 - Clean up, depart

Sample itinerary for 10th grade students:

9:00 - 9:15 - Welcome to the farm. The farmer will go over the rules, give a brief overview of the property and our mission at Pure Land Organic.

9:15 - 9:35 - Plant biology lesson

9:35 - 9:55 - Seasonality

9:55 - 10:15 - Role of microbes on the farm

10:15 - 10:35 - Importance of growing organically

10:35 - 10:55 - Lunch, discuss the day’s activities

10:55 - 11:00 - Clean up, depart

Farm rules:

  1. Always follow your farmer’s instructions.  

  2. Do not wander ahead or away from the group.

  3. Do not trample or damage the plants.  

  4. Do not touch any tools unless instructed to by your farmer.

  5. Clean up after yourselves.

Booking and payment:

To plan your Field Trip, please call (469) 795-8585 or email megan@purelandorganic.com. A $25 deposit is required to hold your reservation. A finalized headcount and payment will be required one week before the Field Trip, with no refunds issued for absent students. A signed waiver will be required for every person attending the Field Trip, including teachers and chaperones. You will receive the waiver after you secure your reservation.

Cancellation policy:

To cancel a Field Trip, you must notify Pure Land Organic at least one week prior to the scheduled date. Deposits are non-refundable. In case of severe weather, Field Trips can be rescheduled with no additional cost. However, Field Trips will not be automatically cancelled due to rain.

Homeschool Groups

For homeschool groups with a variety of ages, a program can be tailored to fit the needs of the whole group. Please contact us with the number of students attending and their age range so that we can create an appropriate program. In addition to the information supplied for K-12 Field Trips above, please note the following:

  • The minimum number of students for a field trip is 10.
  • The cost is $10 per student age 3 years and older, no fee for younger children and chaperones.