Friends of Great Kids Farm, Inc. is a nonprofit organization created to support, promote and enhance the programming at Baltimore City Public Schools’ Great Kids Farm. Friends works with City Schools to bring students to the Farm, a 33-acre urban farm with a stream, woods, fields, and greenhouses, providing students hands-on opportunities to connect farm and plate, reinforce curricular concepts, strengthen environmental literacy, and promote healthy habits for the whole child.
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 $1 million 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 crops—and more.
During the 2018-19 school year, more than 2,200 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.