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Kids Farm Club

CAD$69 per class From CAD$55 per visit with Kids Farm Club - 10-Week Package pass
Drop-In Program, Fridays 10am to 3pm & Sundays 11am to 3pm

An opportunity for children ages 5-12 to develop a deeper connection to the life cycles of the earth in a farming environment. Our program will include experiential learning through crafting, games, and exploring. We intend to make learning fun and inspire a connection with the natural world, this land, and our communities (human and non-human) -- there will be bonfires, singing, and games!

Rain, snow, hail, or sunshine, we're a go -- so come dressed for the weather, and bring your lunch, a snack, and a reusable water bottle. We do have fresh water, and a kitchen/stove/microwave/kettle available for use.

This program is taught by an experienced farm-educator, and program themes* include:

Life on the farm!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on the farm? Or wondered about the life that already lives here? There are so many amazing animals, plants, fungi, and other living beings on the farm that help to make this place what it is! From learning about animal communication, to exploring life in the pond, we will delve deeper into the beauty and magic of life on the farm.

Counting on Sheep: wool and fibre arts

Over the April long weekend, the sheep will get sheared and we will have the chance to experiment with their wool! From felting and carding to foraged dyes and knitting, we will play, experiment, and learn from the magical properties of wool.

Farm Journeys

From waterways to migration routes, there are many animals, elements, and other beings that migrate, move through, and contribute to the farm environment. We might do some tracking, visit the River, think about different life cycles and journeys, create maps, and try our hand at different forms of navigation.

From the ground up: soil and seeds

The food that the farm produces relies on a complex web of care and relationships between humans and non-humans on the farm. We will have the chance to explore processes that create rich compost and soil, flowers and pollination, and the relationships between soil, seeds, plants, and the food we eat.

Buzzing for Bees!

From solitary native bees, to hives of thousands of honey bees, there is so much to learn about bees! With multiple honey bee hives, habitats for a variety of bees, and an abundance of flowers, the farm offers the opportunity to get up close with these remarkable insects and the amazing ways they contribute to our human and non-human communities.

Plant power!

From rope to medicine, and from food to dye, plants provide us with so much! We will have the opportunity to learn about seeds, plant our own, make a farm tea, try our hand at making rope, and explore the diversity of plants and foods on the farm!

Solstice and survival skills

Our final program day will coincide closely with the summer solstice. With opportunities to learn about fire making, plant identification, and navigation at the farm, we will have the chance to learn and try out new skills, while celebrating the longest day of the year, the wrap-up of our programs, and the start of a new season.

* Please note that these are suggested themes for each day. The actual content of programs will vary based on the interests of the participants and the seasonal offerings of the farm.

To register for Kids' Club, please go here: https://www.wellnessliving.com/schedule/southlands_farm?id_class_tab=1&k_class=563491&k_clas...