Children’s Themed Birthday Parties at Pierce College Farm Center

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Date(s) - 03/22/2014 - 09/14/2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pierce College Farm Center

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Every child dreams of being someone or something special, of exploring life outside their home and taking part of nature and explore what life on a farm means. With imagination and acres of educational fun, the Farm Center at Pierce College opens these doors to future students with a series of fun and educational options for children at their birthday party. Unique themed programs offer a wide array of individual options ranging from a “Pizza Farm” with hands on party activities that has children growing pizza toppings and can bring home freshly grown herbs and vegetables to a more adventurous activity with gemstone mining. There are hayrides and an animal farm with an on site docent that explains the importance of both farming and good nutrition.The “Adventure Agriculture” theme lures children into a wonderland of animal education and farm preservation with tours and hands on experiences that most city and suburban dwellers are not afforded in a cement jungle environment.

The tour takes the group to the animal farm, allowing hands on interaction with farm type animals. They explain and demonstrate the care and maintenance from feeding to composting while another group enters the gemstone mining camp where every child has an opportunity to mine for gems while they collect the minerals to use to mix with the compost. After they have collected the necessary elements to sustain plant life, the children actually board onto a tractor drawn wagon to tour the farm and it’s acreage of fruits and vegetables. At the conclusion of the tour, all children plant a Tomato plant using the mix they collected to take home to extend their farm experience.

The Farm Center at Pierce College is located on the southeast corner of the Pierce College campus.  Pierce College is a community college that serves more than 23,000 students in the northern Chalk Hills of Woodland Hills, a community within the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California. The college began with 70 students and 18 faculty members on September 15, 1947. Originally known as the Clarence W. Pierce School of Agriculture, the institution’s initial focus was crop cultivation and animal husbandry. Nine years later, in 1956, the school was renamed to Los Angeles Pierce College, retaining the name of its founder, Dr. Pierce, as well as his commitment to agricultural and veterinary study. Pierce still maintains a 225-acre working farm for hands-on training. For more information visit or call (818) 999-6300 ext. 24