Our Families on the Farm Program provides an interactive and educational farm experience for young children and their families to work, learn and play on the land, and experience the farm through all the senses.
Families on the Farm is geared towards children under 5, along with their caregivers. Older children are welcome with the understanding that programming is aimed to meet the little ones where they are at.
The goal of Families on the Farm is to improve family health and knowledge around food, increase food access and build community connections among families.
Introducing Spring and Summer Programs!
We are kicking off the first year of a Spring Families on the Farm Program, where families can drop in for one, some or all 9 weeks at the GRuB Farm, April- May, for fun garden based activities, plant crafting, snack making, exploring and more.
Our Summer Families on the Farm Program provides an educational farm experience and a free share of fresh produce to families with lower incomes.
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Spring Families on the Farm Program
April - May: Wednesdays, 10:15am – 11:30am
Families can drop in for one, some or all 9 weeks at the GRuB Farm, April- May, for fun garden based activities, plant crafting, snack making, exploring and more.
The day starts with reading farm themed stories as people arrive, then circling up and checking in, singing a farmy song or two. Then we will explore the farm and see what is new for the week, giving the kids time for experiential learning. We will spend time learning a seasonally appropriate garden or native plant theme, then spend time working together on the farm (weeding, planting, composting), doing craft projects, or making a snack together. The group will be outside for the most part, rain or shine, except for occasional cooking. If it is really bad weather, we have some covered areas outside we can gather. Please be sure to dress for comfort in all weather.
You can register for one or more weeks here:
- April 3
- April 10
- April 17
- April 24
- May 1
- May 8
- May 15
- May 22
- May 29
- You can also register here for the entire month of April or the entire month of May.
Cost: $5-15 per family per class **
**Available at reduced or no cost if the fee is a barrier for a family
(If you can afford to pay for this opportunity but would prefer to pay later, you can register now and choose the "free" option)
Summer Families on the Farm Program
10 weeks, July-September: Thursdays, 10:15am – 11:30am
The day starts with reading a couple farmy books as people arrive, then we will circle up and check in, followed by a short and engaging farm-based lesson, age appropriate for the group. We then spend one hour working together on the GRuB farm, doing things like weeding & working with compost, picking up apples, harvesting crops, or feeding the chickens. Some weeks we may have a cooking lesson. After our shared farm work, each family heads home with a bag of sustainably grown produce from the farm. (We never use pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers.) We have room for up to 15 families this summer (a parent/guardian and their children only) and will keep a waitlist if people forfeit their spot.
Applications for the program will be available in the spring 2019.