Learning Lunch

 
 


Our Learning Lunch is perfect for children’s educational groups such as school field trips, summer camps, and institutions!

We offer a discounted rate for these children’s groups to provide better access and opportunities for kids to learn about the importance of organic gardening and eating healthy!


About Us:

Gabriele Marewski purchased an old abandoned avocado grove in 1999. Since then, she has transformed it into Paradise Farms, a show case certified organic farm that grows edible flowers, micro greens, a variety of tropical fruits, and oyster mushrooms for the best restaurants in Miami. Gabriele hosts Dinners in Paradise, a monthly charity dinner that features top chefs in Miami cooking on the farm. Proceeds go to local non-profits and organizations philosophically in line with the vision of Paradise Farms.


Our vision is to educate the public about the importance of organic gardening for our health, the environment, and our general well-being. With a little conscious effort, food can be grown without the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers. Organic farming is for the long-term sustainability of land and our health. We hope to inspire, encourage, and empower the public to eat local and grow their own food organically.



What is an educational Learning Lunch?

Students arrive at the farm for an educational and interactive walking tour about organic farming/gardening, followed by a delicious lunch prepared with ingredients right from the farm!


On the tour, guests get to taste some of our edible flowers and seasonal fruits and vegetables. It is an invaluable experience to be able to see how the foods we eat grow, smell them, and then taste them fresh off the plant! It creates a magical connection between the person and the land, a link especially important for children! Guests also learn about gardening and growing plants in south Florida. Our unique subtropical climate makes it possible to grow a wide variety of plants!


After the tour, we provide lunch and our own iced herb tea. We source as many ingredients as possible directly from the farm to emphasize the idea of eating (very) locally produced food that is fresh, healthy, and delicious. The menu varies depending upon seasonal availability, but typically lunch consists of our signature Paradise salad blend, pasta with pesto, iced tea, and fresh fruit.



How long does a Learning Lunch last?

The total duration of the tour and lunch is about 2 hours.



What can students gain from an Educational Lunch?

Our Learning Lunch is great to be used in tandem with all kinds of lesson plans. With over 12 years of organic gardening experience, there are a plethora of topics we can discuss on a field trip to Paradise Farms. We would love to work with you to gear our tour towards a particular topic. We can tie in or focus on topics such as the environment, nutrition and health, or plant identification. Our edible landscape is a wonderful inspiration for all kinds of lesson plans and discussions!



Pricing:

Students: $12 for tour & lunch

Adult chaperones: $20 for tour & lunch
Reservations are required. Please note that because we are a small, working family farm, we do require a $200 minimum for tours. In order for us to accommodate a smaller tour group, we may try and book you for the same time/date as another group.



Other information:

For younger age groups, there is a minimum student to chaperone ratio of one to five. We do not allow any educational groups under the age of 5 due to the fact that we are a working farm. Please let us know ahead of time if there are any allergies we should be aware of, including any food allergies. We require that all groups fill out a release of liability form.



We would be honored to have you and your group/students on our farm! It is always exciting for us to be able to work with you to create a truly unique experience for you and your guests! Please contact us at 305-248-4181 to make reservation or to contact us with any questions or comments you may have!









 

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305.248.4181