First grade students from the Birmingham Public Schools got a first-hand glimpse of farm living Monday with a special visit to the Charles Bowers School Farm.
More than 50 students from Bingham Farms Elementary toured the grounds, took a wagon ride to pick out pumpkins from a real pumpkin patch, and milked a goat. It's all part of an initiative to expose school-aged children to new experiences that in turn will assist in the classroom.
"Some of them will be able to have material they can work with for weeks," said teacher Vida Sadler-Haase of her class of 17 students.
The experiences during the field trip will be incorporated into the students' Small Moments writing project.