Educational Programs

Take a Farm-tastic tour of our farm or invite the Traveling Goat Lady to your school!
Either way, you and your students will have a fun and educational experience.
We have created fun, interactive activities and exhibits to complement your school curriculum.
Click the links below to learn more about our exceptional educational programs.

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Farm-tastic Tours

The Goat to Garment Tour

Explore the world of fiber farming at Mountain Hollow Farm.

Visit our farm! — Luxurious cashmere goats, fluffy bunny rabbits, goofy llamas, cantankerous sheep, daffy ducks, noisy chickens and comical goat kids (in the spring). Our farm is a fun place to learn about animals.

Meet the animals! Let us show you and your students what fiber farming is all about. Through hands-on demonstrations, we’ll show you how we care for our goats and harvest their cashmere and wool.  You’ll learn how the fiber is spun into yarn and gets made into clothing. Come see how it’s done.

Let us customize your tour!  We can tailor your tour to meet your classroom needs.  See below for the specific topics we can cover.

Program Details:

All programs are aligned with TN, KY, and VA state curriculum standards.

Grade Level: K-8
Audience Size: 50 minimum (See pricing below.)
Presentation Time: 2-4 hours
Farm Facilities: Pavilion
Farm buildings
Restrooms
Lunch space
Grover’s Goodies Gift Shop
Possible Subjects Covered: Raw materials & finished products
Supply & demand
Life Cycles
Animal needs
Body parts/Form & function
Heredity
Simple tools
Technology
Production & consumption
Jobs & careers
Pricing: $6 per person
One FREE teacher or chaperone per 10 students; each additional adult is $6
Due to staffing requirements, groups of less than 50 people have a $300 minimum. You may want to invite other classes or grades if your group is small.
Grover’s Goodies Gift Shop: We are able to keep our tour prices low, in part, with the help of our concession sales. We offer a variety of craft kits, toys, and snacks.

Reservations are required. Call (423) 869-8927 or email tours@mtnhollow.com to reserve your date.

Teacher Resources
The following Adobe Reader files will help you to prepare for your tour.Tour Registration Form
Print this form and mail it to us to reserve your tour date. Call (423) 869-8927 for available dates.

Farm_Tour_Registration_Form.pdf
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Teacher Preparation – Tours
All the information you need to prepare for your tour, including important information to share with your students, chaperones and bus drivers.

Teacher_Preparation-Farm_Tour.pdf
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Teacher Packet
Great
activities for teachers to use in the classroom before or after their tour to reinforce the lessons their students learned on the farm.

Teacher_Packet_2014.pdf
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Parent Letter
Send this letter to your parents as-is or customize it to suit your needs.

Parent_Letter_for_tours_v2.pdf
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In-School Programs

The Traveling Goat Lady

Small school?  Small budget?  Our in-class programs might be perfect for you.  We can bring part of the farm to your classroom!

In our current global society, we sometimes forget that everything we buy comes from “somewhere.”  Almost every item starts as a raw material.  Many items of clothing start their “life” on a farm, and that’s where we come in!  At Mountain Hollow Farm, we raise goats and rabbits for their fiber, which is spun into yarn. We’ll bring some of the animals to your school and let the students meet them.  Through fun hands-on demonstrations, students will see how we care for the animals, collect the fiber, spin it into yarn, and make it into a garment (presentations can be tailored to cover specific topics listed below)  – all without having to leave your school!

Program Details

Grade Level:  K-8
Audience Size: Up to 60 students per presentation
Presentation Time: 30-45 minutes (15 minutes needed between presentations)
Setup Time: 45-60 minutes
Teardown Time: 45 minutes
Required Utilities:
  • 8’x16′ presentation space with non-carpeted floor (indoor or outdoor)
  • one 6′ or 8′ table
  • one easel
  • one adult to assist with loading and unloading
Possible Subjects Covered:
  • Raw materials & finished products
  • Supply & demand
  • Life Cycles
  • Animal needs
  • Body parts/Form & function
  • Heredity
  • Simple tools
  • Technology
  • Production & consumption
  • Jobs & careers
Pricing: $350 for half day (up to 4 presentations)
$600 for full day  (5-8 presentations)
Plus mileage (standard IRS rate)

Teacher Resources

The following Adobe Reader files will help you to prepare for your tour.

In-School Program Registration Form

Print this form and mail it to us to reserve your tour date. Call (423) 869-8927 for available dates.

In-School_Registration_Form.pdf
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Teacher Preparation –

In School Program

All the information you need to prepare for our presentation, including important information to share with your students and staff.

Teacher_Preparation-In-School_Program.pdf
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Teacher Packet

Great activities for teachers to use in the classroom before or after our presentation, to reinforce the lessons their students learned from The Traveling Goat Lady.

Teacher_Packet_2014.pdf
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Mountain Hollow Farm
553 Vancel Road, Tazewell, TN 37879
(423) 869-8927 | info@mtnhollow.com
Blog: http://mtnhollow.com/blog/