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Crabtree Farms Homeschool Sustainable Agriculture Program

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Homeschool Agriculture Program
Every Tuesday from 10 am-12 pm for six weeks, focusing on Sustainable Agriculture
$ 120.00
10 available

October 5th-November 9th (6 week program)

Tuesdays from 10 am-12pm

  • Ages: 6-11 yrs
  • Cost: $120.00
  • If there is space available, we will allow a student drop in rate of $25.00 per week.

Agriculture Curriculum:

  • Week 1: October 5th- Farm to Shelf: Agriculture in Everyday Life

Students use the visual representation of a “farm web” to explore the role of agriculture in their daily lives and understand how most of the necessities of life can be traced back to the farm.

  • Week 2: October 12th- Seeds

Students will understand the needs of a seed to germinate and the needs of a plant to grow while exploring the life stages of a flowering plant.

  • Week 3: October 19th- What is Soil?

Why is soil important? What makes up soil? What is the soil food web? Students will explore different types of soil and learn how to do soil tests to determine what makes a soil healthy, and what nutrients make up the soil.

  • Week 4: October 26th- Composting

What is composting? Why is it important? Students will learn about food waste and how food waste can be recycled into healthy soil.

  • Week 5: November 2nd- Pollinators

Students will learn about all the different types of pollinators and why they are important to agriculture and how to create a pollinator garden.

  • Week 6: November 9th-Worms! Worms! Worms! What is Vermicomposting?

Students will learn about worms and the soil food web. Students will also learn how to build their own vermicomposting bin. 

If you have any questions about this program, please reach out to our Education and Volunteer Coordinator, Ashley Clayton email: aclayton@crabtreefarms.org or phone: 423-493-9155.