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Come Visit the Farm

Morning Glory Homestead Farm offers creative, hands-on, interdisciplinary field trips that meet South Carolina State Learning Standards.   All students will have the opportunity to feed chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs and goats,  taste produce from the garden .Younger students’ experience will be sensory based, while older students’ experience will expand to include such topics as basic needs, soil/food production and local South Carolina history. Classroom studies can be integrated into your field trip to build on students’ knowledge and understanding.

Our farm classes:

  • Let’s Talk Turkey: Study of a Misunderstood Bird

  • Fall on the Farm: More than Pumpkins, Gourds, Corn and Leaves

  • Seasonal High Tunnel (Hoop House): How to Extend the Growing Season

  • AgriBusiness:  Planning the summer market garden, ordering seeds, budgeting, buying equipment and more.  

  • Pollination: The ways plants are pollinated. 

  • Mendel's Peas: A study of genetics. 

  • Embryology: Incubating poultry eggs in an incubator. Studying the development of the chick embryo.

  • Sowing Seeds: Receive instruction about the importance of seeds, types of seeds, identify seeds and how to sow seeds.  Use methods of plant propagation starting from seeds and cuttings from plants. 

  • Composting With and Without Worms: How to reduce waste through composting.

Each class will be tailored to meet the standards of the subject and age of the students attending.  Expect hands on activities, close up views of the animals, demonstrations of farm equipment, research pertaining to farm practices and their effects on the environment.  See reproductions of the experiments of famous scientists, i.e. Dr. George Washington Carver's work on healthy soil through crop rotation, and Johann Gregor Mendel's study of genetics using peas.  

Carver in the Classroom

Our newest classes based on the life and work of Dr. George Washington Carver include:

  • A) Becoming a Citizen Scientist- This class introduces students to the life of Dr. Carver as a scientist who used observation, journaling, collection of data, and drawings in his work. Students will:

  1. Use microscopes to observe specimen and make drawings of what was seen.  

  2. Collect data from weather station equipment, rain gauge, thermometer, and fill out important data sheet.

  • B) Carver the Apiarist-This class presents information about the basics of beekeeping and the equipment used to start and maintain an apiary.​

  • C) Carver the Mycologist-This class provides instruction about fungi and Dr. Carver's fungi collection. Observe fungi slide using microscope.

  • D) Carver the Artist/Craftsman- In this class students can see examples of Dr. Carver's art work and participate by making a sketch or paint a picture inspired by nature.  Students will also receive information about the needle and yarn crafts in which Dr. Carver excelled. Crochet hooks and yarn will be available for students to receive instruction and try this popular yarn craft enjoyed by boys and girls.  

Email us through our Say Hello  page to request more information, prices, and make reservations. 


Kids in Vegetable Farm

Examples of previous Carver Classes and Day Camps

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