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Winter Farm Arts Course for Youth

As the weather cools, the last of the season’s crops are harvested and the farm beds are put to rest. Over the winter, the farmers will often look inwards and spend this quieter time reconnecting and renewing their creative spirits. Yet, there is still some activity on the farm: the animals need to be fed and looked after, and old gates and other projects need repair that are put aside for a later time. It also is a time for dreaming and planning for next year’s growing season.

Join us “over the winter” in our Winter Farm Arts youth program!

The Winter Farm Arts course for youth introduces a series of hands-on, farm-to-table arts skills that inspire and renew the gardeners’ creative spirit during the quieter months on the farm. During this course, students engage in activities that connect to the work that farmers experience, guide, and create in the garden. As the weather warms, we will return outside and prepare for an early spring planting.

Each class will consist of a brief introduction of the topic, a demonstration of the project, and a hands-on activity complete with a take home project.

Ages: 7-14

Cost: $300 and $75 material fee
(each topic/activity includes take home projects/information)

Winter Farm Arts Schedule

Fridays, January 19 – March 29, 2024
1:30 pm – 3 pm

Join our current group on Friday afternoons.

Week 1 (Jan 19): Lactic Fermentation & Seasonal Vegetables/Fruits

Week 2 (Jan 26): Growing Microgreens & Follow Up Fermentation (One Week Later)

Week 3 (Feb 2): Seed Selection & Garden Planning

Week 4 (Feb 9): Fiber Arts – Hand Carding & Preparing Wool for Projects

Week 5 (Feb 16): Fiber Arts Project Continued

Week 6 (Mar 1): Garden Box Construction – Cutting & Measuring

Week 7 (Mar 8): Garden Box Continued – Construction & Painting

Week 8 (Mar 15): Greenhouse Work & Start Seedlings

Week 9 (Mar 22): Early Signs of Spring & Walk around the Farm

Week 10 (Mar 29): Planting Early Peas and Onions

For further details or questions, email [email protected], or click here to tell us about yourself or your youth group.

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