Frequently Asked Questions 

The Downtown Farm master plan.  


The Downtown Farm master plan.  

Q. How many students can a Good Food Day accommodate?

Good Food Day can accommodate as few as 20 students, and as many as 200 students.  When there is a high volume of students attending the field trip, additional stations will be added to keep groups small.

Q. Should my students be in groups?

Yes.  Students should be broken up into groups by classrooms, homeroom or evenly broken into groups of 25 or less.

Q. What is a station?

Whether students are in groups to accommodate several classrooms, or it is a single class attending the trip, the students rotate through different stations where they engage in different activities.
 

Q. Can multiple grade levels attend the field trip?

For public, private, and magnet schools we prefer to have one grade level at a time for the field trip.  This is because the complexity of the content changes from grade level to grade level.  We want to ensure that students are having a fully enjoyable experience and do not feel left out due to the complexity or simplicity of the educational information presented.  E.A.T. South will accommodate two separate field trips in a day.

If it is not possible to break up into grade levels we are willing to accommodate for different ages and grade levels such as in home school or special needs groups.

 

Q. Can I make recommendations of what I would like the students to learn?

Yes.  If there is specific content that you want your students to learn because of a lesson they may be currently engaged in, make a note on the Good Food Day application form.

Q. What do the students wear to the farm?

All students should wear closed toed shoes, long pants and at least a short sleeved shirt.  E.A.T. South does not supply sun block or any other products or materials to accommodate for weather conditions.  During colder months, students should be sure to dress warmly for the weather.  The entire field trip is outside, so please come prepared.

Q. What if inclement weather affects our field trip?

Refer to the Booking, Cancellation and Weather Policies page for a full explanation of our inclement weather policy.

Q. Is there a first-aid kit on the farm?

Yes.  E.A.T. South is not responsible for administering any medical emergencies, such as an Epi-pen injection.

Q. Are there bathrooms on site?

Currently, we have two port-o-lets on site.

Q. How long is a Good Food Day field trip?

Generally, all field trips are about an hour-and-a-half.  When lunch is included, the field trip can be up to two hours.  For smaller groups the field trip may last an hour.

Q. What if we choose to cancel our field trip?

Refer to the Booking, Cancellation and Weather Policies page for a full explanation of our cancellation policy.

Q. How do I make a payment for the field trip?

Please make payments through E.A.T. South's PayPal account by clicking the Donate page .  If you prefer to pay via another payment method please contact the Education Coordinator, Beth Anne Dunagan at bethanne@eatsouth.org. 

Q. Is the field trip based in Alabama state content standards?

Yes.  The field trip has a basic format it follows for all grade levels.  For each grade level, applicable standards are used to guide specific activities.