The Nature of Learning
Farm Field Trips in Gwinnett County
At Alegre Farm, the Nature of Learning is at the core of our existence. We provide a unique hands-on environment for learners of all ages to connect with nature through a variety of experiences. Our farm offers a hands-on learning experience like no other. Fun for people of all ages, we are the perfect destination for your next educational field trip. Your students will visit a growing homestead with a food garden, laying hens, a Jersey cow, goats, ponies, miniature donkeys, chickens and more. In a world where everything is simplified to be produced fast and economical, traditional farming becomes a lost tradition. We show students where the food that they eat comes from. They won’t realize how much they are learning when they feed a cow, milk a goat, or dig in the worms!
Our Unique Stations:
Hop aboard our tractor-driven hayride for a tour around our 15-acre farm.
Dig for worms and learn about the importance of worm composting.
Learn to milk a goat, a truly unique experience!
Learn about our pesticide-free vegetable and flower gardens.
Come meet one of our ponies and groom it with lots of love.
Visit our petting zoo, our chickens, donkeys, goats, and sheep will be waiting for you!
Advanced Learning Stations: Cheese Making, All About Chickens, & Bee Hives. Our Advanced Learning Stations are available at an additional cost of $50 each.
Fun & Educational
Our Field Trip Staff
Step 1: Pick a Field Trip
Small Group Field Trip
18 or Less People
Home Schoolers, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Church groups, Play Groups, and Non-profit organizations are all welcome to come enjoy an exceptional outdoor learning experience at Alegre Farm.
Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
19 to 250 People
Alegre Farm offers farm field trips to public, private, and charter schools from Gwinnett, Barrow, Walton Counties and the surrounding Metro Atlanta area.
Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
Special Needs Field Trips
We love teaching special needs groups at Alegre Farm! Please contact the farm to plan a field trip for your group so we can be sure to make your farm visit successful.
Step 2: Book a Field Trip
The number of children and adult chaperones determines the cost of your event. Teachers, parapros and siblings under 2 years of age are free. Determine how you will pay for your field trip before your arrival at the farm. If you are paying by school credit card, you will need to go into our reservation system or call us with your payment BEFORE you arrive. If you are paying by school check, you can bring it with you the day of the field trip. You will receive your receipt once your payment is processed.
**Please note that a credit card is required to add your group’s visit to our farm calendar. However, we do NOT require a deposit or prepayment before your visit to Alegre Farm. You can pay the morning you arrive for the number of students in your group.**
How to Book Your Field Trip
- Please click the book now button and fill out the date you would like to have your field trip. We give field trips on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Available times are 10:00, 11:30, and 4:00.
- ** Please note: Our 4:00 pm Field Trip times are somewhat flexible. If you would like to inquire about reserving a time other than our standard availability, please call 770-339-3065, extension 4 for more information.
Meet Our Education Director
Angie Mallard is a lifelong educator with over 20 years of teaching, eleven years right here as a Gwinnett County Elementary teacher. Angie is passionate about helping little farmers learn all about farm life, utilizing each interaction with nature to reinforce scientific experiences with the children and to promote the preservation of the earth and its natural resources. Her experience teaching in Georgia gives her unique insight into state and county standards and she makes sure to align all activities at the farm with these standards when students come for field trips and summer camps.
“I enjoy making our farm experience fun and educational for students and stress-free for teachers and parents”