Spring Farm School Registration now open!
Program runs March 7 - June 2, 2022 Tuesdays through Friday
(15% Sibling Discount)
$35/trial day for Spring Farm School 10 yrs+!
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2022-23 Farm School Program Grades K-5th
This program is designed to reinforce children’s connection to the living world and recognize their place and value within it. We do chores and projects together, garden and explore the natural world. The goals of this program include inspiring a deep connection to the land and animals, and building the capacities for confidence, independence, and joy in life and work.
No two days are the same, but we do follow the same rhythm each day. We start the day with morning chores, where we take care of the animals on the farm, including goats, cows, bunnies, chickens, and ducks. Chores are followed by snack, which is followed by free time or projects. We believe there to be equal value in their creating their own play and projects, and working with us. We do not force either, and typically find that most students strike a nice balance between the two. Projects often include construction/carpentry, nature crafts, handwork, or food projects. In the springtime, the farm is buzzing with new life, and we spend time with new babies, seedlings, and maple sugaring. Afternoons are usually spent venturing out of the barnyard for lunch and exploring the thawing woods and marshes around us before we return to the farm to check on the animals before leaving for the day.
Drop off is between 8:30 and 9:00 am. Pick up is at 3:00 pm.
2022-23 Farm School Program 10 yrs and up
This program for kids 10-15 years will run only on Tuesdays. This program is designed to deepen understanding of farm skills, offer more responsibility and independence to older children, and help them to set and attain goals. Our curriculum this year has included building a forge, whittling bows, arrows, and spoons, cooking classes, hide tanning, basket weaving, handwork with wool, and natural dyeing.
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What to Bring
Hearty snack and lunch
2 filled water bottles (and warm drink, when it's cold)
Sunscreen (if applicable)
Bug spray (if applicable)
Hat (sun or warm)
Weather appropriate clothing -- it is a good idea to designate a set of outdoor clothes “farm clothes” if possible.
Boots, consider two pairs if your child has a passion for puddles
A change of clothes, including extra socks
Muddy/wet clothes bag, a plastic bag works well for this
Please leave all electronic devices at home. This includes phones, smartwatches, tablets, game devices, etc.
Spring Daily Rhythm
8:30-10:00 - Morning farm chores
10:00-10:30 - Snack break
10:30-12:15 - Free time/Project time
12:15-1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 - Hike/Project Time
2:30-3:00 - Clean up/Animal Checks
Children will learn how to care for and feed all our animals.
They will learn the process to milk both cows and goats.
Children can participate in small carpentry projects as well with hand tools.
Days will include collecting, cleaning and packaging our eggs.
Time can be spent gardening and tending to the land as well.
Time is spent exploring the large land of the farm and identifying new plants.
Refund & Cancellation Policy
New Village Farm's Tax ID: 27-4665607
Spring 2023 Farm School: $50 cancellation fee per child (includes $25 programming credit) before 1/1/23. $100 cancellation fee (includes $50 programming credit) from 1/1/23 to 3/13/23. No refunds after 3/13/23, but partial programming credit may be available upon request.