Join us at Spring Creek Farm on the Kellogg Campus of Alaska Pacific University
“Without the serenity of fields and woods, animals and friendly birds in their natural setting, a private educational institution can offer only book learning, not real education.”
— Louise Kellogg
We invite you to join our Kellogg Campus team to engage with the work happening on our Palmer campus. Located on a beautiful and diverse 800-acre farm donated by the late Louise Kellogg and sitting on the traditional lands of the Dena’ina, we offer agriculture education for visitors of all ages and backgrounds to connect with farming, food, and nature by providing fun, informative, and meaningful learning opportunities.
At the Kellogg Campus, we pride ourselves on tackling all subject areas with the goal of long-term food security and sovereignty for all Alaskans. We aim to decolonize agriculture and education through partnerships with local Tribal Conservation Districts and indigenous leaders as well as local schools and organizations. Many of our programs are supported by generous grants, so please do not hesitate to reach out with any financial needs.
Potential Topics Include:
- Season Extension
- Garden and Bed Prep
- Soil Study and Exploration
- Nutrition and Cooking
- Seed Starting and Transplanting
- Using and Preserving Our Harvest
- Integrated Pest Management
- Regenerative Agriculture
- Growing Techniques for Northern Climates
- Traditional Foods
…and so much more!
Enrichment Programs: K-12 Field Trips to the Farm
A Farm Visit to the Kellogg Campus includes a farm walk & tour, interactive discussion and lessons, and hands-on activities designed to create a unique, interdisciplinary experience for learners of all ages. Choose from various themes such as soil health, season extension, starting seeds, and using your harvest; or inquire about a ‘custom visit’, for a tailor-made experience to best meet your learning goals.
We will work with you and your institution to align lessons with Alaska State Content Standards, learning objectives, and student needs.
Educators from our farm can visit your classroom! Visits can include establishing (or re-vamping) a garden on your school’s or your organization’s property, doing a planting activity, and playing educational games along with extension activities of your choosing. Multiple standards can be met through hands-on activities designed to create a unique, interdisciplinary experience for learners of all ages. Choose from the themes or sign up for a ‘custom visit’, for a tailor-made experience to best meet your learning goals.
Custom-Made Educational Opportunities
Do you have a class or workshop in mind? Is there a particular area or subject you would like to explore? Please reach out to us! We can work together with you or your organization to create a specialized experience.
- Story Times
- After-school programs
- Vacation Day programs
- Homeschool programs
- Scout programs
- 4H and FFA support
- Birthday parties
- Summer Camps
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us to see what we can do!
What is Service Learning?
“Service-learning is a teaching and learning methodology which fosters civic responsibility and applies classroom learning through meaningful service to the community.” (Definition from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)
There is always work to do on the farm! Do you have a group that is looking to volunteer?
Get in touch!
Youth Agriculture Education Coordinator:
Call: (907) 563-5124
Dena’inaq ełnen’aq’ gheshtnu ch’q’u yeshdu.
I live and work on the land of the Dena’ina.
translation: Shaginoff-Stuart, J. Isaac