Spring Learning Garden Programs

05/04/2017 - 06/09/2017

Location

240 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA

Summary

Multi-session spring Learning Garden programs for ages 2-13. Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors! From cooking delicious food, to planting our spring crops to caring for the Waltham Fields' chickens, there's so much to do! Our Learning Garden Programs enable hands-on learning about natural ecosystems, crop production and the farm environment, nutrition and food choices, and group cooperation. Children participate in a range of activities such as planting vegetables, exploring the compost pile, observing wildlife, playing games, and cooking. We focus on Farm-to-Table programming, providing opportunities for participants to make and try healthful, farm fresh snacks in the solar powered kitchen of our outdoor classroom.

Description

Please read below to determine which age group is right for your child:

  • Little Sprouts: For ages 2-4 and their caregivers. This is a lovely introduction to food, gardening and the environment. From cooking healthy recipes to singing songs and playing farm-based games, this is a great chance for you and your toddler to get out and explore the natural world.  Six  hour-long sessions, Thursdays 10am-11am or 11:30am-12:30pm, or Fridays 10am-11am. 
  • After School Garden Explorers: For ages 5-9.  Enjoy the spring planting season, by exploring the farm with hands-on farming projects, cooking healthy snacks and growing veggies,  caring for our chickens and learning about the natural environment. Six 1.5-hour long sessions,  Thursdays or Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm.
  • After School Farm Explorers: For ages 10-13. Explore the science of farming, by growing your own food, learning about ecosystems on the farm, and becoming an expert chef. This program is perfect for late elementary/middle school students excited by science and the great outdoors! Six 1.5-hour long sessions,  Thursdays or Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm.

Please Note: All sessions take place outdoors, rain or shine! Please wear closed-toed shoes, bring sun protection (sunscreen, a hat), a reusable water bottle, and rain gear if necessary.  

We look forward to seeing you on the farm this season!

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