I guess, strictly speaking, a farm might not be considered nature. On the other hand a really good farm can do a lot with and for nature. Our CSA (community supported agriculture) is Angelic Organics in Caledonia, IL, but really any farm will work. Check your local extension office listings for local farm tours. We went on an Alpaca farm tour in Minnesota a few years ago that was pretty awesome
Number 12: Angelic Organics farm and learning center.
Why we love it: We live just a couple of miles away from our CSA farm, which means we can pick up our weekly box at the farm and enjoy a look around while we are there. Jack has been able to see where the vegetables he eats come from, what they look like growing in the field, and has helped me harvest from the u-pick fields. (We’ve also u-picked strawberries, blueberries, and his favorite raspberries from other local farms. And in the case of black raspberries, from a local park.) I can’t say it enough, I think it is so very important that children know where the food they eat comes from.
Where it’s located: Our farm is located just off Rockton Road in Caledonia, IL. Your farm can be anywhere!
Jack’s favorite Farm activity: We recently attended the annual open house where Jack got to pet a goat and pick up a hen. How cool is that?