A Program for Homeschool Families
Please join us this Spring! Our dates for this season are: Tuesdays, May 8th, May 15th, May 22nd, and May 29th
Sign up for Individual Sessions here (at full price):
In honor of the Jewish holiday Lag B’Omer, children will learn how to build a fire using different techniques. We will engage in the significance and uses of fire in both Jewish ritual and in its general life-giving functions by spending part of the day cooking vegetables and making flat bread and the other half making salves and learning about herbs.
Children will learn about the Jewish concept of Shmiat (attentiveness) through an observation of plants, wind, and pollination. They will use streamers and magnifying glasses to better understand anatomy, pollination techniques, and different styles of wind. Children 8 and up will delve deeper into plant adaptation through learning about different plant mechanisms/parts and practicing hand pollination techniques.
We will learn all about Adamah (earth) and Bal Tashchit (not wasting) through understanding the soil cycle by prepping garden beds for planting, making worm composting bins and cultivating edible mushrooms on our farm!
We will spend the day learning about Shomrei Adamah (Protecting the earth) as we learn all about water. Beginning by doing various activities to demonstrate the movement of water through the atmosphere, we will then engage in water conservation techniques by developing our own water catchment and irrigation systems.
About Farm School
Located at Eden Village Camp, just an hour north of New York City, Farm School empowers children to cultivate genuine lifelong connections to their food and to nature through innovative gardening, cooking, art, music, and wilderness experiences, all incorporating the natural rhythms of the Jewish calendar and holiday cycles. Farm School offers home-schooled children and families an amazing opportunity to explore our organic farm & orchard with our amazing educators.
We learn about soil, seeds, compost, insects, and herbs in our fields. We learn about trees and fruits in our orchard. We connect farm to table through cooking and baking lessons. Our goats, bees, and chickens provide for our needs while teaching us about animal care and ethics. In the woods, we practice our navigation and safety skills, while learning to build primitive shelters, track animals, identify wild edibles, and make fire through friction. Art projects include printmaking, plant sketching, and making costumes , and so much more.
Children 8 and older will have the opportunity to partake in an apprenticeship program where they will learn Farm to Table skills from seeding on our farm to baking and cooking in our new Culinary Arts Teaching Kitchen. They will also learn and engage in Jewish Farming concepts while helping build and glean from our Peah Food Pantry Garden.
Children 7 and younger will engage in our farm to table curriculum by learning the fundamentals of seeds and animal care. They will learn concepts of pollination, seed dispersal, and seed saving while also learning about animals through interacting with our chickens, goats and bees. Children will learn how to prepare salads and other basic kitchen projects utilizing farm produce that they harvest. All of this will be framed and taught through a Jewish lens by saying blessings, singing songs and learning about related Jewish concepts.
Come join us for hands-on farm to table, gardening, and wilderness learning in a supportive Jewish environment. For more information and questions contact our Farm Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates and Rates Spring, 2018 Tuesdays, from 12:00pm-3:30pm
|Session Name||Date (Tuesdays)||Rate: 1st Child (4+)||Rate: 2nd Child (4+)||Children 3 yrs or below|
|Session 1:||May 8||$40||$35||$0|
|Session 2:||May 15||$40||$35||$0|
|Session 3:||May 22||$40||$35||$0|
|Session 4:||May 29||$40||$35||$0|
|Buy all Four||May 8-May 29||$120||$114||$0|
There is a $10 train pick-up fee per family traveling by the Metro North Railroad. Take the Hudson Line and get off at the Cold Spring Station. The train from Grand Central Station leaves at 9:40am. Pick-up time will be at 11:05am. You must register for the train beforehand, as we have a limited number of spots available. If you fail to register beforehand or have any questions please email email@example.com.
If you are registering more than one child 4 years or older, please enter ‘CHILDREN’ in the promotional code box to receive a 5% discount.
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If your children do not wish to participate in the class happenings they are free to roam the farm field areas with parental supervision. We also provide a cozy corner in the dinning hall for adult lounging, breast feeding, and child napping. Coffee, tea and water will be available.
Lunch is bring your own picnic, but we will provide snacks occasionally when harvests allows. Additionally, seasonal produce and eggs are available for purchase upon request.
- Full water bottle
- Long pants
- Closed toe and closed heel shoes
- Parent-if 3 years or younger
Ticks are a very real threat in our area and so we have changed our policy and won’t be entering into the forest. We will instead, run our forest programming in more wooded parts of camp that have been sprayed for ticks and while we wont be in the forest, where they are abundant, the presence of ticks is still possible. As long as you dress your little loved ones appropriately, with pants tucked into socks, and do thorough tick checks you will be fine. If there are any concerns around ticks we encourage you to get in touch!
Check out a Sample Day on the Farm!
Don’t forget! Join the Eden Village Farm School Facebook Group to welcome new members, stay in touch, coordinate carpools, post kid-approved recipes and share photos! Also Like Eden Village Camp on Facebook to receive regular updates.
For more information about Eden Village Farm School contact firstname.lastname@example.org.