On Saturday, April 22nd, join us for our Earth Day celebration! Earth Day is an annual event to support and spread awareness about environmental protection and sustainability. At Fair Oaks Farms, part of our mission is to reduce our carbon footprint. Cow manure creates methane, which we convert into usable energy for our farms. You heard that right, we’re powered by poo! We’ll be teaching you all about our sustainability along with other lessons to help the Earth on Earth Day. Read below to find out what you can experience on this special day.
Each Adventure will have their own activities, each teaching you a new way to help the environment. You’ll find out how to reduce your carbon footprint at home, learn about ways to reduce and reuse common household items and see how composting becomes rich fertilizer to feed crops! A passport will be handed out at Admissions on Earth Day and you can travel to each Adventure to get an exclusive sticker when you’ve completed the activities!
At the Dairy Adventure, you’ll learn exactly how we reduce our carbon footprint, and how you can use similar techniques at home to help the environment. You’ll learn all about green energy and how farmers help protect the environment.
At the Pork Education Center, you’ll learn all about bees, colony collapse disorder, and how important these insects are to our environment! Did you know that honey bees are a vital part of our ecosystem? We’ll teach you all about pollination and how to grow plants that will support the life and health of honey bees.
In our garden, you can learn growing tips from our garden team! Our team members grow beautiful flowers in the middle of campus and keep our orchard and vegetable garden thriving for the Farmhouse Restaurant! You’ll learn how to grow your own sunflower with household items by reusing, reducing and recycling. Learning these basic techniques can help you grow your own plants, vegetables and fruits at home.
Last but not least, the Crop Adventure will be teaching visitors all about vermiculture. Vermiculture can create a very rich fertilizer. Composting is a great way to reduce waste and creates feed for critters that keep our ground healthy! You’ll learn how to create your own worm farm at home, so you can create fertilizer for your own lush garden.