Farm on Putah Creek in Winters



Farm on Putah Creek

Tours, Field Trips and Farm Visits


Educational programs at the Farm on Putah Creek include a diverse selection of tours, hands-on workshops, technical assistance workshops, volunteer opportunities, and Girl Scout programs that are crafted to help educate the public about the interrelationships between agriculture and native ecological systems.


  • Groups consist of a diverse cross- section of the public, and range from students - such as K-8 school classes, scouts, high school students, and undergraduate and graduate students; to restoration, conservation, and agricultural professionals,
  • Group sizes may consist of a few individuals to groups of 75 or more,
  • Programs are offered Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with weekend activities available by special arrangement and advanced notice only,
  • Prices are based on size of tour group, length of activity, and degree of complexity of the activity (e.g. amount of preparation time required, or amount of staff required),
  • Special arrangement for food and refreshments are also available.

The amount of time your group spends at the Farm is up to you. A tour can be as basic as a half-hour walk-and-talk to a full-day workshop that includes many hand-on activities.

Topics generally addressed include: soils, recycling on the farm, wildlife habitat, integrated pest management, and water quality; conservation practices such as tail water ponds, hedgerow and native plantings, native pollinators, and native plant propagation; organic walnut production and sustainable industrial-scale agriculture. The broad spectrum of activities at the Farm allow for the creation of a unique experience; activities can be designed to meet each groups' needs — from a "first glimpse" to programs that specifically build on existing knowledge.

To inquire about field trips and educational programs, send an email to Julia Michaels with the following information:



  • Type of visit you are interested in
  • Number of adults/children
  • Requested dates
  • Curriculum or subject matter you would like to cover
  • Contact information


To inquire about adult tours and farm visits, send an email to Jen Lane Allen with the following information:



  • Type of visit you are interested in
  • Number of adults
  • Requested dates
  • Curriculum, program or subject matter you would like to cover
  • Contact information

All field trips inquiries must be made via email. For general information on field trip pricing and scheduling, please call Julia Michaels, Field Trip Coordinator (510) 551-5786.

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