Wednesdays, February 15-May 3: Ages 3-6
Thursdays, February 16-May 4: Ages 7-12
Driving/parking - parents can drop their kids off at the farm at or just before 3:30 on the scheduled day.
Farmer Tristan will teach students gardening skills including garden planning and prep, seeding, transplanting, compost making, wildlife identification and observation. These all will be accompanied by lessons in science and math while also inviting the students to engage in some creative activities such as building, crafting, story telling etc. The main objective of these meetings will be discussing growing food from seed to harvest.
Each week we will cover a different topic relating to soil health and vegetable production. The younger kids can expect an exploratory farm experience while the older kids will be doing more hands on gardening activities. Everyone will have an opportunity to plant a seed and nurture it to harvest. The garden can be a community space so parents and caretakers can expect a harvest from the garden coming home with their kids and an event to celebrate growth of the garden during this season!
Parents are welcome to join their kids in these activities. Expect your students to get dirty from time to time. All efforts are made to keep clean but seeding, bed prep, and putting plants in the ground can sometimes get messy. Wear clothes that can get dirty.
*Each garden club member will be provided with their very own garden gloves and tools. This teaching process requires the use of materials that will be covered by the cost of attending these programs i.e tools, seeds, soils, basic soil science items, books, compost, fertilizers. All of these items will be utilized to teach the students to grow food.