This three-hour experiential program, held May through October, introduces young people ages 7 to 18 years to seasonal cooking and gardening activities. Basic gardening skills such as planting, weeding, harvesting and composting connect children with the origins of food and the cycles of nature. Additional activities include a farm tour and a visit with the chickens. Students help instructors transform the harvested vegetables into a healthy lunch, including salad and seasonal entree. Children leave with a better understanding of how food grows and with the ability to assist their families in preparing meals.
(first grade through high school)
Program length: 3 hours
Days/hours of operation: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Small group fees: $250 for 25 or fewer; $10 for each additional child Large group fees: $500 for a full school bus.