Field trips are led by Ana Skemp who has a background in biology/ecology which she enjoys sharing with children and families who visit the farm. She encourages people to learn about the biology of the natural world around them. Field trip groups will also engage in the real daily work of the farm, which changes seasonally. Work may include planting, tending, and harvesting in the gardens, animal care (horses, pigs, chickens, ducks, cows), or environmental enrichment such as invasive species removal or building wildlife or pollinator habitat.
Field trips last 2 hours and are $6 per child, with a minimum of 20 children.
Adults accompanying the children are free.
Field trips are held May through early October.
Steps to set up a field trip:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your 1st, 2nd and 3 choice of day and time.
Pay for the field trip online before before 5pm the day before the trip or bring a check the day of the field trip. Click "Add to Cart" and fill in the amount owed. It says donate, but this will count as your payment.
GPS directions do not always work. If you have not been to the farm, please print and follow these directions.
Directions to the Farm: From south La Crosse follow Mormon Coulee Road to Highway 14/61. Turn left on 14/61 towards Coon Valley. Stay on this about 5 miles, past Waterford Valley and the turnoff for the shrine and Potato King. At Timmers 10 Mile Pub, take a Left on County Road YY. Follow this past the spotted house and across the small bridge. Deep Roots Community Farm is on the left hand side of the road. Look for our farm sign and silver mailbox. Our address is W4406 County Road YY. Bear left after the creek crossing. If you are coming from north or central La Crosse 33 may be a quicker route. Take State Road out of La Crosse, where it turns into Highway 33. Take 33 to YY. Take a right on YY at the dairy farm. (If you reach the second part of YY to your left you've gone too far). Follow YY to the bottom of the hill. Deep Roots will be on your right, the first driveway after the horse farm.
Dress for the weather.
Bring a water bottle and snack if needed.