Our Mission

Friends of Great Kids Farm, Inc. is a nonprofit organization created to support and promote Baltimore City Schools’ Great Kids Farm. The Farm, occupying 33-acres of abundant fields and forest just west of the city, engages students with good food from farm to fork and prepares them to lead sustainability efforts in their communities.

Friends raises awareness of the Farm's many contributions to Baltimore City students and raises funds to support its activities. The Farm's programs help kids to:

  • Eat well and enjoy nutritious foods
  • Learn rigorous academic content
  • Experience the joy of learning and the peace of nature
  • Develop career skills to help them lead healthy, successful lives
  • Connect with and preserve their natural environment

Since its inception in 2011, Friends has raised over $750,000 for the Farm. These funds have resulted in educational materials, a work truck, student intern stipends, student transportation to the Farm, a fence to protect cropsand more.

During the 2015-16 school year, 2,800 students visited the Farm, with thousands more benefiting from the distribution of produce, curriculum, and living educational materials to teachers, allowing them to replicate Farm experiences in their classrooms.

Learn more about how you can contribute to the health, well being, and academic success of Baltimore City students through support of Friends of Great Kids Farm.