Asheville Farmstead School's

 Executive Director and Lead Teacher

Lauren Brown has her M. Ed. in Science Education, keeps her Wilderness First Responder certification current, is certified in the Cedarsong way of Forest Kindergarten teaching as well as a certificate in Environment, Education, and Community.  She has been passionately pursuing the Farmstead dream full time since May 2016!

Our Address

218 Morgan Cove Rd.
Candler, NC 28715

Contact Us


Bring your class, youth group, play group, birthday party or other community to the farm to learn and play. We will create a curriculum tailored to your needs, including science topics, team building activities and nature art. Please contact us with your interests and we are open to making special arrangements to fit your schedule and budget.

TIME: Friday afternoons, weekends upon request


COST: $4 per person

Program Examples


K-2: Nature’s Cycles

Students practice observation skills, experience natural cycles, explore habitats and learn how plants grow.


3-5: Wildlife Ecology

Food webs (trophic levels) and life cycles dominate this engaging program about how animals interact with each other and their environment.


Middle: A Connected Earth

Take a trip through Earth’s history with us and discovery the interconnected secrets of geology, natural selection, and water.


High: Dynamic Equilibrium

Students tackle the pertinent issues of sustainability, biodiversity and adaptability in our changing world.  


The Farmstead loves to travel to events in the community.  We have a wide range of booths that we can bring to your event.  We have facilitated kids booths with activities ranging from painting, building, making seed balls, bubbles, chalk, nature touch table from the cove, and much more!  We have been lucky enough to be at the West Asheville Tailgate Market, Xpand Fest, Riverlink's Earth Day Festival, and most recently the Dogwood Alliances Woods and Wild story telling festival.

If you have a festival, tailgate market, or kid oriented event consider having the Farmstead  host a booth designed specifically for your event to engage your attendees!