As a homeschooling family, we recognize the unique value of new experiences and multi-dimensional learning opportunities to engage minds and hearts.The gardens and wild spaces are full of rich diversity here on the farm, as we actively manage in a way that cultivates wild animal and native insect habitat for preservation of beneficial species. This also tends to create an environment of rich creativity, exploration and wonder in our young visitors.
During a tour of our farm, you may enjoy watching the busy work of our hives of honey bees, visiting with dairy goats, or viewing the hogs, horse and poultry that make up our grounds crew. Each tour group is scheduled for 2 hours here on the farm. Children will have an opportunity to arrive and get settled before enjoying a guided tour and group activity, followed by free time to explore the common areas or visit their favorite animals.
Our activities are always hands-on. Depending on the age of our guests and the time of year, you may:
Milk a goat or bottle feed their babies.
Harvest and brew your own herbal tea
Learn about the life cycles of honey bees while we break down a frame of honey.
Plant seeds in the garden
Cost: $8 per student. Free for chaperones or children under 2.
MINIMUM 10 STUDENTS
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Sharing our story with old & new friends alike is the very best unexpected opportunity that has come out of owning a farm so close to the city! Unfortunately, our time to share experiences is finite as we work to balance the daily responsibilities of chores and family life with our commitment to training and educating developing gardeners, homesteaders and farmers. Building resilient food systems in Ohio will always be a core commitment and so, until our facilities are ready for more classes and events, we are offering 1-2 hour intensives for individuals who are interested in this way of life.
If there is a particular aspect of our lifestyle that you are interested (such as animal husbandry, permaculture, herbal wisdom etc) we will focus on that during your time here. Or, just schedule a time to come by and learn beside us as we go about our daily activities. Maybe you will harvest herbs with us in the garden, or trim hooves on the goats.The important part of this tour is that it is about YOU, and giving you the information and tools that you need to reach your own goals. Welcome to our community, let's have a cuppa!
Cost: $40/hr. Bring a friend and get 50% off.
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