Our farm educational programs are intended to expose children to what life on the farm is all about. Children will see what life is like in vegetable production and what is need to tend to animals. They will be exposed to what real sustainable agriculture is all about. Classes meet in various locations in and around the farm. In the event of rain, we will hold classes either in a greenhouse or under our tent. Participants should wear farm appropriate attire, including closed-toe shoes or boots, clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and wear sunscreen and bug spray. Classes are open to those who register, and are hosted by the farmer. Enroll early to ensure an opening.
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2017 SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS
Explore the Farm || Ages 4 – 8 with a parent || Saturday, May 13th from 8:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Introduces children to life on a farm. This class will give children the opportunity to explore a local farm. We will take a peek at fields, greenhouses, animals and the farm stand. We will do hands-on, age-appropriate activities such as visiting and feeding animals, planting and caring for a seedling, egg collecting, stories, and more.
The Farm Ecosystem || Ages 4 – 8 with a parent || Wednesday, July 12th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Future farmers will get down-and-dirty, learning firsthand where their food comes from and how a farm operates. We will explore our greenhouses, fields, forests, bugs, soil and farm animal habitats. Hands-on activities will include; planting seedlings, crop care, farm animal care, investigating nature, and will end with a project.
Harvest Dinner || Ages 4 – 8 with a parent || Sunday, August 6th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Introduces children to harvesting produce. Children will have the opportunity to visit the fields to collect ingredients to cook a recipe that the farmer has created. They will learn about the different fruit and vegetable plants and how to properly harvest. They will leave with a box of produce that they hand-picked for dinner. Each day, children will visit our education garden to learn about and harvest a different fruit or vegetable that they can take home with them.
To register, please read through our GUIDELINES. Complete the form & submit payment to:
Springdell Farm | 571 Great Road | Littleton, MA 01460 |