Knollwood Agricultural Training

"Next Generation Growers"


DUE TO COVID-19:  Knollwood is taking all precautions. We offer small classes, no more than 10 students, so we can social distance.  All classes are taught outside under shade and fall season. We have equipped an outside kitchen for the cooking portion of the class.  We ask any one who will need to use the restroom, brink a mask, and we will have sanitize wipes for cleaning.  

Knollwood's vision is to reach the next generation growers. We introduce agriculture in a fun, creative, and hands-on environment, where every student is the grower and harvester. Every class encompasses from seedling-to-the-table.

Knollwood is a peaceful farm built in 1826 and surrounded by 145 acres. It is a beautiful land with open pasture views and hills. The home is bordered with flower gardens that house the butterfly and hummingbird community. Students have hands-on opportunities in organic fruit and vegetable gardens. To experience the bees, students can observe through an observational window and learn all about the bee colony. The barn is the home for our chicks and chickens and the learning center.

There are many benefits to learning through agriculture, including:

Students learn that agriculture is a
sustainable way of life.

Students learn to understand
an industry that feeds, clothes and helps
the economy.

Students learn leadership, critical
thinking and problem-solving skills.

Students experience real life
situations in an authentic atmosphere.

Students can apply the agricultural skill to
hobbies, career or entrepreneurship


Amy L Perry

Director, Teacher

Amy has a long time passion for teaching kids. For the last 25 years, she has been teaching in the homeschooling community, private school sector, and coaching volleyball at every level. While living in Florida for 17 years, Amy homeschooled her two children while starting up and running two different businesses, including an Assisted Living facility and home school sports program. After moving to Virginia in 2011, she has been active on her farm with organic gardening, poultry care, horses, and now beekeeping. Amy finished her Masters in Public Health in 2019. Since then has accomplished certifications in beekeeping, food safety and started up Knollwood Agriculture training school. Along with her passion for teaching, she wants the next generation to have opportunities, knowledge, and skill in the agriculture industry. Amy feels very blessed to have a farm that has been in production since 1826 and wants to share it with Virginia and surrounding communities.

Adam Perry

Public Relations, Policy and Social media Director

Adam Perry is the son of Amy and Douglas Perry. He was homeschooled from K-5 to Senior year before going to college in 2009. Adam finished an Undergraduate Degree in Western Legal Traditions and has a Masters's in Public policy from Liberty University. He now works as an Administrative Assistant for Maintenance. Adam assists Knollwood with his expertise in social media outreach and business policies.

Pricing Table


3rd-6th grade

  • Pricing includes class time, cooking ingredients and all take home packets.
  • Packets include recipes from class , Syllabus for lesson plan taught and extra resources and projects for optional further study.

7th - 12th grade

  • Pricing includes class time, cooking ingredients and all take home packets.
  • Packets include recipes from class , Syllabus for lesson plan taught and extra resources and projects for optional further study.


  • During these times with uncertainty and COVID-19, family classes will be offered. Under booking, you will see the many classes I offer for families. All classes will be outside. Price includes up to a family of 5. If 2 families would like to join each other, capacity will be set to 10.

Home school Co - ops groups

  • Co -op group will meet 8 weeks. Class includes 1.5 -2 hour class and fellowship time. All instruction and supplies included.

Seasonal activity package

  • Experience the many agricultural activities Knollwood has to offer while at home with the seasonal activity package. The package is a great alternative if you live to far to attend classes. The package is child proof, herb friendly for children, very engaging, with easy to follow color coded instructions. Supplies are included for each activity. For more information and to order ,please go to classes.


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Knollwood Agriculture Education and Book fair

We have around 300 books for sale, ranging from elementary through college and adult. Everything very reasonably priced. Knollwood Agriculture is having an educational expo and book sale on Friday, August 28th, 2020 from 10:00 am -2:00 pm. Entrance and parking are free. You are welcome to spend as much time as you want, enjoying the gardens and animals and rummaging through the different home school books and readers for sale. Bring a picnic and spread out on the farm for some family time. Tables and activities will be spread out for social distancing, please bring a mask, if you need to go inside and use the restroom. A list below will include the different free activities and the activities with a small fee if you are interested in participating.

  • Date: 8/28/2020 10:00 AM
  • Location: 1621 Kincannon Rd, Bedford, VA 24523, USA (Map)

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Classes, Schedule and Activity kit


  • 1621 Kincannon Rd, Bedford, VA, USA