"The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky."

- Margaret McMillian (1860-1931), Education Pioneer


Students from nearby schools enjoy strolling over to Koiner Farm for an afternoon of writing in science journals, observing bees at work, harvesting fresh produce, saving seeds, turning composts, enjoying a farm fresh snack, and assisting their local farmer with farm duties.  Koiner Farm is located within walking distance of three MCPS schools (including East Silver Spring Elementary, Sligo Creek Elementary and Silver Spring International Middle), as well as other independent schools and community organizations.  In addition our neighborhood schools, small groups of campers, scouts, home-schoolers and others are warmly invited to come and explore our beautiful farm.  

Our suggested field trip fees range from $5.00 to $10.00 per student, depending upon number of participants and length of visit.  These fees help us cover program materials and staffing.  That said, all are welcome at Koiner Farm regardless of ability to pay.  Those who can pay the full suggested amount (or more) help subsidize those who may not be able to pay the entire amount. Your contribution, no matter how big or small, is greatly appreciated!  


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As a reminder, Koiner Farm is a working farm with inherent risks, such as bees, uneven ground, old tools, rusty fences and other farm stuff.  We do ask that all visitors to Koiner Farm wear closed-toe shoes, stay on the grassy areas and carry-in-carry-out all trash.  We offer field trips to the farm year round and as we say, there's no bad weather - just bad clothing - so dress appropriately and we'll have a great time!  

See you on the farm!