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Suzie's Farm: Down on the farm

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - In the heart of the Tijuana River Valley just three miles north of the border, children are discovering their roots at Suzie's Farm.

School's out for summer and we've got to do something with the kids and we thought what a better experience than to be out in the farm in all this expansive space," Lucila De Alejandro said.

On 140 acres of USDA-certified organic farmland, young city slickers are getting a unique opportunity.

"To have the experience of where does their food really come from, not the grocery store, it comes from the earth," camp director Melissa James said. "They are going to go away with farming knowledge, including how to take care of animals, what the role of bees and bugs and chickens are on a farm."

"This is a great chance for them to get out and run around," James added.

It's a unique experience that won't soon be forgotten.

"It was kind of scary at first, because the chicken was about to take (an egg) into her pen," a camp attendee said.

Just one of the amazing adventures you can find on a farm.

"I like going out to the sunflower fields and I like to harvest all the vegetables," an attendee said.

At Suzie's Farm, campers revel in the joy of discovery and kindle a kinship with farming and get absolutely filthy in the fields. These young sprouts will end up grounded in Mother Earth.

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