2014 Children’s Education Program at the CSA Farm
by Karen Valdini
We are happy to announce that we’re offering our Children’s Education Program at the CSA Farm again this season. Children of members and non-members are welcomed to join us.
Session I, an after school program, will run from May 14th to June 25th on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00.
Session II, the summer program, will run from July 2 to July 30th on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30. Classes will alternate weekly between two age groups; children in grades K-3 and 4-8.
Several popular topics will be covered over the course of the spring and summer months. Participating children will learn about many aspects of the CSA and its farming techniques. Topics touch upon the history of our CSA barn and field; organic farming methods used at the CSA; the care and maintenance of our strawberry patch and herb garden; meeting and caring for our happy flock of foul; and cooking with fresh organic local vegetables.
Registration has begun for both sessions. For your convenience, the full class descriptions and registration forms are linked below and may be downloaded. You may sign your child up for individual classes or for as many classes as you would like. Don’t miss out on this exciting experience! Classes will max out at 15 students per class and it is first come first served. Please note that fees vary from Session I and II due to longer classes during the summer (Session II). Fees for members and non-members differ. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place in a class. Registrations forms and payment should be mailed directly to the arboretum. The address is listed on the registration forms.
We hope that you find these topics interesting and that you encourage your children to participate. Our CSA provides a wonderful opportunity to learn and play.
We would also like to thank the “CSA Education Committee” for all their input and efforts in helping to develop this program. Our members are our greatest asset and resource, and we have a great team of educators that bring many years of teaching experience and knowledge to this program. Thank you Dona, Regina, Lynn, Barbara, Eileen, Gina, Marilyn and Jeri.
Also, we can always use chaperones or helping hands for these classes, so if you are interested, let me know.