Weavers Way Community Programs is thrilled to be offering a new workshop series- “Cycles on a Farm”- for children and their caregivers! Workshops are taught by our Farm Education Coordinators and are open to children of all ages. Workshops will also include a farm tour. This five-week series is aimed at providing a glimpse into urban farm life for children who haven’t been able to attend a group tour and workshop through their school or camp. Feel free to register for one class….or all five! Each workshop is 1 hour.
Six Plant Parts- June 23, 10 am
Roots, stems, leaves, flowers and seeds! Learn about the six plant parts and travel around the farm to collect a delicious lettuce wrap or salad made with fresh, seasonal veggies from the farm.
Seed to Seed- June 30, 10 am
Explore the life cycle of seeds. Younger children will learn a seed dance, as well as plant seed to take home. Older children will do some seeding in the field and taste test a variety of seeds.
Bee Mine- July 7, 10 am
Do you like honey? Learn about types of bees and all the things bees do for us on and off the farm. Also learn about beneficial bugs and insects!
Farm to Plate- July 14, 10 am
Follow the process of getting your meal from the fields to your mouth. Harvest, wash, cook and eat!
Compost and the FBI- July 21, 10 am
What’s the FBI got to do with compost? Fungus, bacteria, and invertebrates- that’s what! Learn about compost and the organisms that make it all work. Be prepared to dig in soil and observe bugs!
Please note that caregivers are required to be present for the duration of the workshop!