Educational Programs and Events

Root to Rise! Young Wom*n’s Farm-based Leadership Week is happening again in 2019. Stay tuned as more information and applications are almost here!

Resilience Themed Open Mic coming again this summer!

2019 Fall School Tours!

PVF is a 50-year-old, local sustainable, family-run farm.  Our farm tours and workshops are engaging connecting the body, mind to farm and nature. We see the farm as the perfect place to weave together multiple disciplines and learn about it through all of our senses and capacities.

We are open for October tours at both our Vienna and Purcellville locations:

Vienna farm location:

At Vienna we take a holistic approach to our tours which include exploring the farm using our many senses of tasting, smelling, touching and observation for our Pre-k and Elementary school groups.

    • Open October 1st through November 1st
    • 1 hour farm tours

    • Monday-Wednesday between 10am-2pm

    • Pre-k, Elementary and High School

  • $5/person– children and parents ($50 minimum)

Purcellville farm location:

Our programming in Purcellville not only includes practical farming skills and the environmental sciences, but also integrates social sciences, social justice, history, and the arts.  We focus on our complex roles in the food system to inspire participants to think both critically and creatively.

    • Open Monday September 30th through Friday November 1st
    • 2 hour farm tours

    • Thursday & Fridays between 9-5

    • Elementary, High School & mixed homeschool

  • $10/person– students and parents ($80 minimum) teachers come free

Sign Up for a Farm Field Trip for this fall:

1) view our available slots here

2) Fill out our field trip form here.

We will get back to you within a week to confirm your spot.

Contact us or if you have an after school group (scout troops, 4H groups, clubs etc) that you would like to bring out to the farm.

We also ask can offer tailored more in-depth workshops or longer term collaborations such as:

  • Full Day (6 hour) workshop: (high school, adult learners, or teacher professional development) @ Purcellville. $40/person, add. $10/person for ecoganic, farm-fresh lunch, or bring your own. We are flexible, group rates can be negotiated.  ($400 group minimum)


Past Events of this Summer…

Sounds of Resilience: Our Curated Open Mic. Evening in the Garden was a success! Keep your eyes peeled for the next one!

Root to Rise Farm-based Leadership Week for Young Women Ages 14-18

Root to Rise went terrifically this first summer of 2018! Thank you to the 14 amazing young women who attended. We are looking forward to next summer expanding our programming and maybe even doing a fall Root to Rise weekend series workshops. Keep your eyes peeled.

We made fire, we cooked beautiful farm to table lunches each day, we sang and made nature jewelry, we farmed, harvested potatoes, planted elderberries, explored the forest, made plantain salve with herbs from the garden and talked about how we can effect change in our communities and in the world. Join us next summer!


Sponsors of our scholarship fund for Root to Rise summer 2018:       
The Common Market in Frederick                                           High Gear Auto Repair

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